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Lionsgate announced today that Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy have joined the Gary Ross adaptation of Ya dystopian thriller The Hunger Games. Rose, whose resumé includes guest turns on All My Children and Bones, will play Peeta’s stylist Portia. Relative newcomer Bundy will play Octavia, a member of Katniss Everdeen’s beloved stylist Cinna’s prep team. As Capitol-dwellers, both women have garish, heavily stylized appearances — from their clothes to their skin dye. Meanwhile, Hunger Games fans pine for news of their Cinna.
- Karen Valby
The longer that Lionsgate holds off on announcing who's been cast in The Hunger Games as Cinna, Katniss's stylist and friend, the more convinced I become that they're casting someone really huge in the role. Meanwhile, they're brought on two more little-known actors to play two of the other stylists; the studio has announced via their Twitter feed that Latarsha Rose will play Peeta's stylist Portia, and Brooke Bundy will play Octavia, a member of the team along with Cinna that helps Katniss prepare for the public stage. They also helpfully provided each actress's headshot, to save me the frantic google time; those photos are what you see above, with Rose on the left. Bundy's acting credits are very limited, with just three titles listed on IMDb, but Rose has a fair amount of experience, including TV appearances on Law & Order and Bones and a handful of small movie roles »
Just when you thought is was safe to come out of the water, The Hunger Games casting shark jumps out and bites you in the ass. Yes, We have more Hunger Games casting news. Two more unknown actresses have joined the cast, Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy will take on the roles of Portia and Octavia in the big screen adaptation.
Portia is Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) stylist and helped create the idea of fire for the District 12 costumes, designing several fire themed outfits for their designated tributes. Octavia is a member of Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) prep team who helps design her mockingjay soldier outfit. You see, when a Tribute gets picked to be in The Hunger Games a they get custom made outfits. They've got to look good before they are murdered by their peers.
Casting for the film is still not complete, there are a few more »
No, there aren't any strippers in The Hunger Games, they're just named that way. The roles of Portia and Octavia have been filled in Gary Ross' adaptation of the popular Suzanne Collins young adult novel and the lucky actresses are Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy who'll play Portia and Octavia respectively (Above Rose is on the left, Bundy is on the right). Portia is Peeta's (Josh Hutcherson) stylist and Octavia is a member of Katniss's (Jennifer Lawrence) prep team. We know, it sounds weird. Basically, when a Tribute get picked to be in The Hunger Games, they become celebrities and are each assigned a team of people to design their clothes, do their makeup, etc. You know, so they look good before they're brutally murdered for entertainment. In the novels these teams - especially for the two leads - have significance both in the plot and as a commentary on economic disparity. »
- Germain Lussier
THR reports that Diesel is producing and starring in "The Machine," a new movie that centers on "a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world's first true ultimate weapon." Twenty years after it's decommissioned and buried away, the machine is discovered by a child and the two become friends. Sounds kind of like "Terminator" meets "Iron Giant," doesn't it?
After the jump, check out the latest "Hunger Games" casting news and find out who's playing "The Transporter" in the new TV series!
For a story about some truly ugly subject matter, the film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" sure is getting prettier and prettier. Hollywood Crush reports that Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy are joining the cast of »
- Josh Wigler
The story chronicles Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her defiant struggle to survive in a future dystopia where The Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to atone for their onetime insurrection through the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death event held in a fantastical man made arena.
Portia is the stylist of Katniss' love interest Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Octavia is a member of Katniss' prep team. The first photos of Lawrence as Katniss have appeared in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and have gone online via the film's Facebook page:
- Garth Franklin
Scans from the May issue of Entertainment weekly that features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen on the cover reveal a couple full-body shots of the actress as she'll appear in The Hunger Games movie.
The first image is an extended version of the cover that goes down to Jennifer's knees and removes the overlaid text. In the accompanying caption, Jennifer states she plans to perform as many of arena combat stunts as possible and was constantly going back and forth with the costume designer about her boot design that would allow this.
Jennifer goes on the hunt in the second image with an arrow drawn and look of determination on her face. Both of the shots were taken in the woods of North Carolina where The Hunger Games will begin shooting next week.
With the final big role in the upcoming dystopian Ya adaptation The Hunger Games, Cinna, yet to be announced, director Gary Ross is filling in the bits and pieces. TV actress Latarsha Rose and relative n00b Brooke Bundy have just been cast as Portia, Peeta's stylist, and Octavia, a member of Katniss's prep team, respectively. They join Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, plus the stealthy sex appeal of one Stanley Tucci.
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- Anna Breslaw
Yesterday we posted several photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss wielding her famous bow and arrow which you can see here.
The Hunger Games comes to theaters March 23rd, 2012 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, John C. Reilly, Wes Bentley, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields. The film is directed by Gary Ross. »
Wow. More casting for The Hunger Games. But really, how many friggin' people are in this thing? It's like every day there are two, three, four people added. Next up? More relative unknowns.
According to THR, Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy are the lastest to be cast in the film. Rose will play Peeta's stylist, Portia, while Bundy has signed on as Octavia, a member of Katniss' prep team. Now that we all know that, we'll finally be able to sleep at night.
They join the previously announced Woody Harrelson, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Paula Malcolmson, Willow Shields, Leven Rambin & Jack Quaid (#1), Alexander Ludwig & Isabelle Fuhrman (#2), Ian Nelson & Kalia Prescott (#3), Ethan Jamieson & Tara Macken (#4), Chris Mark & Jackie Emerson (#5), Ashton Moio & Kara Petersen (#6), Sam Ly & Leigha Hancock (#7), Samuel Tan & Mackenzie Lintz (#8), Imanol Yepez-Frias & Annie Thurman (#9), Jeremy Marinas & Dakota Hood (#10), Amandla Stenberg & Dayo Okeniyi (#11), and Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson (#12) in the film. »
- Uncle Creepy
Welcome to Team Katniss, Portia and Octavia! Lionsgate officially announced today that the glam squad-like roles have been filled by actresses Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy, respectively. But who are the two actresses lucky to win the casting lottery? Meet Latarsha Rose, who will be playing the role of Peeta Mellark's stylist, Portia. Rose has appeared in bit roles on All My Children, CSI, Bones, Swingtown, Windfall, and Law & Order. Ironically, Rose also appeared on the 2002 reality show, The It Factor, which followed 12 New York City actors as they go about the struggle of "making it" in the entertainment business. Welcome to the big leagues, Rose! Brooke »
11 items from 2011
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