And the winner is Stanley Tucci. Finally Lionsgate has announced (via THR) that Stanley Tucci will be playing Caesar Flickerman, the TV personality who interviews each of the 24 young competitors in The Hunger Games before they go off to battle to the death.
He was rumored for the role alongside Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz.
Sure Flickerman is a small role, as are most of the adult roles in the film, but an important one; his interviews with our heroine Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her love interest Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is kind of important as it has interesting elements.
The role I’m now waiting for is Haymitch, the mentor to Katniss and Peeta who becomes something like a surrogate family, but there’s also Cinna– Katniss’s stylist and friend– and the aforementioned President Snow. They are the most important adult characters in the story.
Filming starts soon under director Gary Ross in time for the planned March 23, 2012 release.