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How would you feel if Chloe played Katniss? I don't understand why people think she would be the perfect Katniss.
Chloe Moretz is adorable and definitely on her way to becoming something huge, but she’d be way better suited for Prim than Katniss. I don’t think there are actually that many people who think she would make the perfect Katniss. It’s moreso this weird hype that MTV built up a while back and apparently it hasn’t completely died down yet.
To the other Anon who asked, yes Elle Fanning would make a great Prim as well!
I just finished reading Mockingjay for a second time and the last chapter made me realize something really important.
I think that people need to stop worrying about the appearances of actors and the fact that whoever is cast may not be exactly who they pictured. Because (if they make a film adaptation of Mockingjay… and of course we all hope they do) whoever is chosen to play Katniss is going to have to have a whole lot of talent. That last scene is just so intense! And she would have to be able to evoke the kind of emotion that the book does. I mean, every time I have read that last chapter, I’ve been in tears for quite a while after.
This is the same for many other scenes in the series. It’s a very emotional series, and the most important part of the casting should be if the actors can pull off those scenes.
So people should stop focusing on appearance and try to find the person who they think will be able to pull off the acting well and make convincing characters.
I definitely agree. I think that because a lot of what we post on tumblr is graphics, it seems like appearance is what people are focusing on since for visuals you basically rely on the actors/actresses’ appearance to make your graphics make sense and look good …But definitely whomever is cast in the film, especially as Katniss, will have to be someone who can pull off the character more than physically.
One of our favourite suggestions for Katniss is actually Jennifer Lawrence who has been nominated for a lot of awards (incl. a Golden Globe and Oscar) for her role in “Winter’s Bone,” and if you search up pictures of her, she is actually blonde and gorgeously pretty - not Katniss-like at all. I think people overlook actresses like her just because she doesn’t ~look the part, but remember - it’s a movie which means there will be costumes and make-up. :) So yeah, we absolutely think that acting is just as important as appearance, if not more.
i know you only post submissions and have nothing to do with any of the pictures but would you know where to get a pin or a necklace like the one in the submission a few posts down? it's exactly how i always pictures Katniss's to be and i would absolutely love to get one :)
Borders carries some Hunger Games merchandise - I picked up a mockingjay keychain of my own there for about $6 - and amazon has a few things here as well. Hot Topic might be another place to look into, but I’m not 100% sure on that one.
I see :)
In my school (I live in England, the opinion might be different here) the general opinion is that:
-Ellen Page should play Katniss
-Hunter Parrish should play Peeta
-Robert Downey Jr should play Haymitch.
We're pretty open about the rest...
Cool! I haven’t seen Ellen Page’s name pop up, but we’ll keep an eye out for posts including her!
Not your work at all, that is quite brilliant. It just worries me that they might actually chose those people when I and quite a few fans I know would much prefer other actors.
Ahhh, okay, that’s understandable. We, too, hope that the studio chooses the best actors for the job and isn’t strictly influenced by any particular group of fans. Our tastes are too varied to single out specific actor or actress as THE one(s).
No offense intended, but some of your choices for possible people to play the characters are quite... Worrying.
How so? It’s not like any of us have the power to make anyone take a role in the actual movie so there’s nothing wrong with a little creativity in the way of fan art. Everyone’s visions of the characters differs…as demonstrated by all the posts we reblog.
Like a lot of people must tell you I LOVE your blog :)
I was wondering if the date of the release i this post http://fuckyeahthehungergames.tumblr.com/post/2942510757
i.e 23/03/2012 was the real one?
Thanks and keep up the good work :)
Game on! Lionsgate has announced to EW that The Hunger Games, the highly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ futuristic YA thriller about scrapper Katniss Everdeen and her fight to survive a brutal reality TV contest, will be released on March 23, 2012. Director Gary Ross recently revealed to EW that he aims to go into production of the first installment of Collins’ trilogy later this spring.
“I haven’t figured out a rainbow yet. They come so quickly and leave so soon. I never have enough time to capture them. Just a bit of blue here or purple there. And then they fade away again. Back into the air.”—Peeta Mellark, Catching Fire (via kistykreme)
Has anyone thought of Alexander Ludwig as a potential Peeta? He's the young actor from the movie Race to Witch Mountain. He looks the part: tall, blonde, quite handsome, and he has that youthful aspect that everyone else whose name has been put forward slightly lacks. He's also not as "well known" as the conventional actor. He might just be perfect for the part.
I haven’t seen anyone else suggest him, but it’s great to get some fresh names through here! For anyone interested, you can see a photo of him here.
from that article, the term 'twilight-sized franchise' worries me. a lot.
While I can understand where you’re coming from, I also see their optimism in that comparison. Unless you’re completely opposed to the film adaptations, I think we’re all hoping that The Hunger Games is successful and that all three books make it to the big screen. Twilight, Harry Potter, etc are their own franchises, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to hope for a similar level of success for us here.
It’s already one of the most heated games in Hollywood and on the Web: speculating who will be cast in the coming film adaptation of “The Hunger Games.” Today, the Lionsgate film studio signaled an official start to this contest, confirming to Speakeasy that casting director Debra Zane has been hired to flesh out the novel’s dystopian world for the screen. In author Suzanne Collins’s best-selling trilogy of futuristic youth fiction, the studio hopes it has the makings of a “Twilight”-size franchise.
In summing up Zane’s strengths, the studio also laid out the challenge the casting director faces with “Hunger Games.” That is, casting “the people you imagined [as the characters] but not the ones you expected,” says Alli Shearmur, president of motion picture production for Lionsgate.
Zane is a Hollywood veteran whose resume includes “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” the coming two-part finale to the vampire juggernaut. Having worked with “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross previously on films such as “Seabiscuit” and “Pleasantville,” she was widely expected to get the job.