Many reports came out saying that the Winter’s Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence was the frontrunner for the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, a movie based on a massively popular young adult novel series that is expected to replace Twilight.
Now The Wrap is reporting from an unnamed source that Jennifer Lawrence will be starring as Katniss Everdeen in the Gary Ross film.
The film is set in a world where teenagers from twelve separate districts are forced to fight each other to the death in an arena. Despite her small stature, however, she has great hunting and archery skills that not only help her to compete, but to become a true contender.
Lawrence probably signed a multi-picture deal as the movie will probably have sequels. Still, Lawrence looks absolutely nothing like the character – something that can obviously be changed – this movie is being planned as a part of a franchise and she is a 20 year old playing a sixteen year old, and that cannot be changed. And since this is a trilogy by the time the movie ends, she able to pass as a teenager anymore.
What do you think?