Jennifer Lawrence Now The Frontrunner For The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence

It seems that the casting for Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games has finally started. The hunt for an actress to play Katniss Everdeen has began, and many names have been floated, including the likes of True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.

We have another name to add to the list; Jennifer Lawrence, who is coming off an Oscar nominated performance in Winter’s Bone. But there is a problem: Lawrence is a 20-year-old blonde Caucasian while Katniss, the character, is 16 and is described as having dark hair and an olive complexion.

Variety is reporting that Lionsgate is close to sending Lawrence an offer for the lead role in the Suzanne Collins adaptation. The movie is set in the future where teenagers are selected from one of twelve districts to be put in an arena and fight to the death. Billy Ray (Volcano, Flightplan) wrote the script.

What do you think? Do you want Katniss to be played by Jennifer Lawrence?

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