KATNISS EVERDEEN HAS BEEN CAST!!!
The role will be portrayed by Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. She doesn't look exactly like Katniss is described in the books, but, personally, I am thrilled with their choice. She's an amazing actress, and I think they made the right call choosing an actress who could portray Katniss' spirit to a T, rather than someone who plays it ok and looks the part. There's also something very Katniss-y about her features and the way she carries herself that made me completely accepting of her as soon as I heard she was in talks.
Here are my original picks based on their resemblance to the physical description first, and then on acting skills. I can't guarantee for all of them acting-wise, but there are some I think could have pulled it off, but only an audition could have been the teller for sure:
As though being tapped to portray the young Eva Mendes in Frank Miller's The Spirit wasn't enough to jump start her career, Seychelle Gabriel has gone on to several great roles in many high-profile projects. Born in Burbank, Calif., Gabriel embarked upon a performing arts career at a very early age...
Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer. Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonald's commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles. Then in 2002, at the ripe age of 11, Malese...
Kelsey Asbill Chow is the oldest of three siblings, a younger brother and younger sister. At a young age she studied dance, and grew to love performing. School plays led to community theater, then she was member of the Hammond Select Ensemble, which she has performed with in Italy and other places. She has a recurring role in "One Tree Hill"...
Kaya Rose Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Her surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. Thanks to her mother, Kaya grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as English. At the age of fourteen...
Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld
, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld
, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin
. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...