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'Hunger Games' to begin casting early 2011

27 December 2010 3:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games will begin its search for the lead role of Katniss Everdeen early next year. Producer Nina Jacobson spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the highly-anticipated film, saying that there are no candidates as of yet. "We'll start auditioning fairly early in the New Year," said Jacobson. "There are no front-runners yet." Hailed as the next Twilight, The Hunger Games is the first novel in a trilogy set in a futuristic world where the government forces children to fight (more) »

- By Tara Fowler

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'Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross Got The Gig Thanks To His Kids!

23 December 2010 11:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville" director Gary Ross might not have been a natural choice to direct the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular teen adventure novel "The Hunger Games." According to "The Los Angeles Times," Ross got the gig not due to some elaborate presentations about special effects but due to a simple video he shot of his kids and their friends explaining why Collins' books matters so much to them. "What was amazing was how insightful these kids were about this book and about Katniss Everdeen as a character," said "Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson. "It was so clear that Gary was interested in what the fans cared about." »

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Hunger Games Casting to Get Underway in Early 2011

23 December 2010 2:00 AM, PST | movies.about.com | See recent About.com Hollywood Movies news »

Ever since Lionsgate picked up the film rights to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, fans of the book series have been tossing out names of who they'd like to see take on the role of the book's tough-as-nails heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Suggestions from Hunger Games fans range from Gossip Girl's Willa Holland to Emily Browning (soon to be seen starring in Sucker Punch) to anyone as long as it's not someone from Twilight. But in an interview with the La Times, producer Nina Jacobson revealed there isn't a front-runner yet. She also confirmed casting will get underway in early 2011 as they anticipate filming to start in late spring.

Jacobson told the La Times, "We have so many great young actors right now whose representatives are interested, or who are interested themselves. It really comes down to finding that person who can capture the physicality, the vulnerability and the toughness. »

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The Hunt Is On For ‘The Hunger Games’ Star

21 December 2010 8:34 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Who will be Katniss Everdeen?

Every young actress in Hollywood is hoping the answer is “Me,” as producer Nina Jacobson has announced that auditions for the lead role in “The Hunger Games” will be taking place early next year.  Which is in, like, a couple of weeks.

The Hunger Games” is based on the first installment in a trilogy of dystopian sci-fi novels written by Suzanne Collins, taking place in a sprawling city-state known as Panem (formerly North America). The corrupt central government, referred to as “the Capitol,” holds an annual televised event in which one boy and one girl is chosen to fight to the death for the amusement (or horror) of the masses.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a skilled archer and hardened survivalist, volunteers for the 74th installment of the game to spare her younger sister, Primrose, from being put into the competition.

A very sweet lead role indeed, »

- Bryan Enk

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‘Hunger Games’ Producer Says No Front Runners Yet For Lead Role

20 December 2010 11:58 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Young actresses are quickly learning archery in order to be ready when auditions start in early 2011 for director Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular teen adventure novel “The Hunger Games.” According to “The Los Angeles Times,” “Hunger Games” producer Nina Jacobson said that the field is wide open for the coveted role of heroine and hunter Katniss Everdeen. “We’ll start auditioning fairly early in the New Year,” Jacobson said. “There are no front-runners yet.” »

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‘Hunger Games’ Producer Says No Front Runners Yet For Lead Role

20 December 2010 11:58 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Young actresses are quickly learning archery in order to be ready when auditions start in early 2011 for director Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular teen adventure novel “The Hunger Games.” According to “The Los Angeles Times,” “Hunger Games” producer Nina Jacobson said that the field is wide open for the coveted role of heroine and hunter Katniss Everdeen. “We’ll start auditioning fairly early in the New Year,” Jacobson said. “There are no front-runners yet.” »

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What made your best of 2010 list? (That isn't from 2010.)

19 December 2010 9:10 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When it comes to feasting on pop culture, one can only eat so much. Choices must be made. Some offerings must be ignored, for the sake of sleep and sanity. I spent years yammering to friends about The Wire, and now Mad Men, but the hold-outs just nod politely and wait for the conversation to circle back to Breaking Bad. And this is probably the worst thing for an Entertainment Weekly writer to admit but I’ve never seen an episode of  Lost. (Forgive me, Doc!) At a certain point in a TV show’s or band’s or book’s arc of popularity, »

- Karen Valby

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Gary Ross Talks About Casting The Hunger Games

19 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Since Gary Ross was announced as the director of the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel The Hunger Games, fans have speculated on how Ross would cast the movie. While Ross didn't reveal that he had cast anyone for the lead role of Katniss, the book's main protagonist, the Seabiscuit director told EW that he is gearing up to cast the role.

I’ve talked to Suzanne extensively and I feel like I understand the character really, really well. I feel like I know who that girl needs to be. I’ve read in the press that there are frontrunners but that’s not the case. We’ll cast the right person for the part. Lionsgate has been great in the respect that they don’t feel that this needs a movie star in Katniss’ role. The greatest thing about the franchise and the books being the star is »

- Ryan Gowland

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Director Gary Ross Looks to Cast Actress in The Hunger Games Adaptation

18 December 2010 10:00 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Director Gary Ross, who is on board to helm the film adaptation of the hit novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, is still looking to cast the lead character, Katniss Everdeen, Slashfilm.com is reporting. Ross told Entertainment Weekly that he hasn’t yet spoken to any actresses about the role. He will start looking for one soon, as the film starts shooting in spring 2011. Ross also said that Lionsgate, the studio behind the movie, isn’t pressuring him to cast a well-known actress. He’s free to cast an unknown, and also said “We’ll cast he right person for the part. Lionsgate has been great in the respect that they don’t feel [...] »

- karen

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Gary Ross Talks Casting Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’ and More

17 December 2010 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As director Gary Ross begins preparations to adapt [1] one of the most popular books of the past few years, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the most important decision he must make is casting his lead character: Katniss Everdeen. A self-sufficient, 16-year-old bad-ass female hero, Katniss is one of two kids selected from her district to compete in the annual titular fight to the death; a government organized, televised event in which only one child will survive and bring glory to their people. It's a decision almost on par with Chris Columbus choosing Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter or Catherine Hardwicke casting Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. The role of Katniss Everdeen has the potential to be that iconic. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ross confirmed that he has not yet spoken to any actress about playing the role but will start to do so soon. And when he does, »

- Germain Lussier

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Director Gary Ross Talks The Hunger Games

17 December 2010 2:52 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last month, director Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) was announced as the director to Suzanne Collins' acclaimed novel The Hunger Games.  Ross recently sat down with EW to talk about his approach to the adaptation. Ross played rather coy about the project in the interview but did offer up some choice words in regards to the heroine of the novel Katniss: “What makes Katniss attractive is her strength and her assuredness and her defiance and ultimately her compassion. And I don’t mean just physical strength. I mean a real strength as a human being. She knows her own truth. She feels deeply and fiercely. And this is something that the actress has to bring with her.” The Hunger Games is part one of a trilogy focusing on an eighteen-year-old girl, who in a dystopian future must fight to the death against various other teenagers (a la Battle Royale). In the wake of Twilight, »

- Tommy Cook

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Hunger Games casting set to commence

17 December 2010 2:14 PM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) will direct the Lionsgate adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first instalment of author Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic young adult science fiction trilogy.

In the book, every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event where the participants, or "tributes", must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also participating is Peeta Mellark, a boy whom Katniss knows from school and who once saved Katniss's life...

Ross revealed that he hadn’t as yet met with any actresses for the hotly contested lead role of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen but would begin those conversations shortly.

“I’ve talked »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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'Hunger Games' exclusive: Director Gary Ross talks about casting Katniss

17 December 2010 12:40 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The rumors are true. Director Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) will direct the Lionsgate adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first installment of Suzanne Collins’ brilliantly urgent dystopian trilogy. In his first conversation anywhere about the film, which Lionsgate told EW will likely go into production in the late spring of 2011, Ross was funny, passionate, and sounded as deeply impressed and moved by heroine Katniss Everdeen as the trilogy’s ardent fans.

Ross revealed that he hadn’t yet met with any actresses but would begin those conversations shortly. Admirers of Katniss, District 12′s dark and resilient “Tribute,” can rest assured »

- Karen Valby

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Tfs Presents: Holiday Travel Reads

17 December 2010 7:15 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The chilly winter air is thick with snowflakes, the scent of gingerbread, and the sound of jingle bells. The holidays are coming on fast, and for many of us that means hours of potentially mind-numbing travel time lie ahead.

Here at the Film Stage we sympathize. So we’ve compiled a Reading Rainbow-worthy list of suggested titles for you to enjoy during your holiday travels and travails.

Kristy Puchko Suggests:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Has the beginning of the end of the Harry Potter franchise left you with a sense of “What now?” If so, check out the latest craze in Ya crossover fiction. With this novel’s upcoming movie adaptation  slated for release in 2013, there’s still time to jump on the bandwagon for the book series so addictive that it should come with a warning label. A dark tale that has attracted scores of kids and adults, »

- Kristy Puchko

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Director Gary Ross Silences Casting Rumors Surrounding The Hunger Games

17 December 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Ross, who was announced last month as the director for the first film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, talks briefly about finding the right Katniss and supporting cast. The Hunger Games, a young-adult science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins which has spurred two sequels, is the latest hot property to garner enough attention for a major motion picture adaptation. The story follows the life of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where a powerful government called the "Capitol" has risen up after several devastating disasters. The Hunger Games itself is an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to a fight. The purpose of the Hunger Games is to show how no one, including »

- Pietro Filipponi

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From Harry Potter to Narnia: the pressure on film franchises to perform

9 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the world of film franchises, it's billions or bust – anything less than Harry Potter-style success spells the end for a series. Cath Clarke reports on how Narnia went to the brink

The omens suggest there may be a happy ending in sight in the saga of the Narnia franchise. Last week snow was falling – as if Aslan himself had ordered it – as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third in the Chronicles of Narnia series, was premiered as the royal film performance. (Rumour has it the Queen shed a tear or two; maybe it was from relief – last year she had to sit through The Lovely Bones.) But in 2008 it was different story: it looked like curtains for Narnia after Disney unceremoniously dumped the series – disappointed with the performance of film No 2, Prince Caspian. Production of Dawn Treader was downsized, then delayed; for a while it looked likely »

- Cath Clarke

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Hunger Games Trailer: Top 5 Fanmade Mashups

26 November 2010 8:32 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The Hunger Games continues to gather devotees as it heads toward the big screen next year. During the wait, fans of the Suzanne Collins book series have been trying to help it along, creating their own trailers.

We asked Amanda (and the entire admin) from the The Hob, a site for adult fans of the series, to pick her five favorites, telling us what she liked about the trailers — and what didn't quite make the cut.

See who they picked >>

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 11/26/2010 by reelz

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In a Post-’Potter’ World, What’s the Next Magical Franchise?

19 November 2010 2:28 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

It was hard enough reaching the end of the “Harry Potter” series in book form. Knowing that the end is nigh for the movies just leaves us feeling a little empty inside.

Well, empty and extremely curious about what big, magical franchise will come out on top in a post-”Potter,” post-”Twilight” world.

As we dry our tears – in some cases, literally – we look into our office crystal ball, consult a few aurors and shuffle our Tarot cards to conjure up seven possible book franchises on the cusp of taking the world by storm.

“Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins

The Gist: From the bottom of NextMovie’s collective heart, “Hunger Games” is the heir apparent to Harry Potter’s vacant throne — we haven’t been this passionate about a series since the first Hogwarts acceptance letter appeared in Harry’s fireplace. Suzanne Collins’ terrifying page-turner takes place in a post-revolution future, »

- Brooke Tarnoff and Breanne L. Heldman

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Fan-Made ‘Hunger Games’ Clip Demands a Worthy Film Adaptation

18 November 2010 3:58 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As Gary Ross’s Hunger Games adaptation brews in development, fans of the dark coming-of-age novel are growing in number and intensity. As evidence, check out this truly impressive fan-made clip of one of the dystopian novel’s most grisly scenes, via io9.

Consider yourself warned: Spoilers ahead.

For the uninitiated, The Hunger Games, the first in a trilogy penned by Suzanne Collins, is set in the shattered remnants of what was once the Unites States but is now a series of districts subject to the rule of the merciless and affluent Capitol. As part of their penance to the mighty Capitol, each year each district must submit two “tributes” to a ghastly battle royale that is broadcast nationwide as The Hunger Games. The first among many sickening twists is that these tributes are tweens and teens, set to murder each other or be killed themselves. The heroine at the »

- Kristy Puchko

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Watch this Great Fan-Made Short Film for The Hunger Games

18 November 2010 12:24 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hey gang! Here's a fantastic fan-made short film based on the book, The Hunger Games that you have to watch. The short is a scene taken from the book so there are spoilers. This is an extremely well made short directed by John Lyde, and I was impressed by the way it was shot, and the acting is really solid. It's a pretty sad scene between the characters Katniss played by Danielle Chuchran and Rue played by  Savanna Kylie Lewis. The clip is definitely enough to get me excited about the film that is being made.

Lionsgate is the studio behind the film adaptation and Gary Ross (Pleasantville and Seabiscuit) is attached to direct it. I honestly think they should take some notes from this short because it really was done very well. 

Here's a note from the creators on the short film:

I am a big fan of the »

- Venkman

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