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Jennifer Lawrence: 'Hunger Games' Lead?

Jennifer Lawrence: 'Hunger Games' Lead?

Jennifer Lawrence is close to sealing the deal to star in Hunger Games, Variety reports.

The 20-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has been tapped to play Katniss, “a young woman [who] joins a survival contest to save her community,” in the film based on Suzanne Collins‘ popular books.

Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin were also reportedly being considered for the role in the film.

Jennifer can next be seen on the big screen in X-Men: First Class, which hits theaters June 3.

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66 Responses to “Jennifer Lawrence: 'Hunger Games' Lead?”

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  1. 1
    FlOr Says:

    Dux! She doesn’t look 16 or underfed or has olive skni or dark huir she s just another Playboy bunny!

  2. 2
    taylor Says:

    No. Next option please.

  3. 3
    Celia Says:

    NOOOO! Why do they want her for this role?! She’s all wrong. As wrong as you could get.

    I guess she can act (I’ve never seen Winter’s Bone), but in terms of age, looks, body type, EVERYTHING…she’s not right for the role.

    Sarah Bolger, Ella Purnell, or Hailee Steinfeld would be perfect as Katniss.

  4. 4
    dannie Says:

    Well… she’s not who I expected to be chosed to play Katniss. Right now I just want them to start filming!

  5. 5
    brigetta Says:

    She’s a very talented actress, but she looks too old (not that she looks old generally, but too old to be 16) and is not at all how I pictured Katniss! Hailee, Abigail, Emily Browning, or Sarah Bolger would all look the part and play it very well

  6. 6
    Kat Says:

    She has olive skin so you are wrong there. Hailee Steinfeld is too sweet to be Katniss. She would portray the character all wrong. Abigail Breslin is white as snow. Her face is too babyish as well to play tough. I think Jennifer Lawrence was perfect in Winter’s Bone. She is an Oscar nominated actress in the leading female category. The acting industry is rewarding talent with franchise leading roles. That’s the way it should be. First Emma Stone for Spider man, now Jennifer Lawrence for Katniss Everdeen.

  7. 7
    Noel Says:

    What do you think about Cana for Katniss? Look at these awesome pics of her IN CHARACTER!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw4-nre6N7I

    http://noellugomusic.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=119436694

  8. 8
    Kate Says:

    She’s only 20. Playing a sixteen year-old is not unheard of for someone that’s 20. It’s not like she’s 25.

    Hair can be dyed, contacts can be worn. I think she’s a great choice for this series. I love that they’re getting a good actress from the get go. This could be a disaster without good actors so I’m very pleased they aren’t using Kristen Stewart types and are actually considering actors that will actually do the characters justice.

  9. 9
    Kate Says:

    She’s only 20. Playing a sixteen year-old is not unheard of for someone that’s 20. It’s not like she’s 25.

    Hair can be dyed, contacts can be worn. I think she’s a great choice for this series. I love that they’re getting a good actress from the get go. This could be a disaster without good actors so I’m very pleased they aren’t using Kristen Stewart types and are actually considering actors that will actually do the characters justice.

  10. 10
    sarah Says:

    before you judge, watch at least part of winter’s bones. she looks ENTIRELY different, plays a high schooler realistically. she’s very tough in the movie, and the character is essentially the same as katniss’s. in the movie she’s brunette, olive skin, lives in “appalachia” which is wheere district 12 is set, and her character in the movie basically has to raise her two younger sisters and depressed mom when her dad is killed. it’s a different plot, but she’d definitely be perfect.

  11. 11
    sarah Says:

    plus, based on the above picture, she could pull of the cinna-designed dresses and ceremony scenes flawlessly.

  12. 12
    bea Says:

    @sarah: Her skin is NOT olive in winter’s bone. She is very pale. Keep in mind I don’t use pale as an insult.

  13. 13
    Kate Says:

    I’d rather Katniss be played by someone who can actually act rather than by an olive skinned untalented actress.

    You have to give and take when it comes to these types of roles. This is a character from a book, they’re not going to find her. It’s as simple as that. Katniss Everdeen does not exist in the real world. But I think Jennifer Lawrence can bring her to life with her talent. Looks aren’t everything. Her hair will be a simple change, who cares about her skin??? Do you want Vanessa Hudgens to play her? think about this before she’s written off and an olive skinned talentless actress gets this role instead of someone who will do Katniss justice.

  14. 14
    Evanna Says:

    PLEASEEEEEE LET IT BE JENNIFERRRRRR
    SHE HAS THE PERFECT CHARISMA AND ATTITUDE FOR KATNISS AND FROM WHAT I SAW IN WINTERS BONE SHES AN AMAZING ACTESS (COME ON GUYS SHE WAS AN OSCAR NOMINEE THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOR AN ACTRESS FOR THIS ROLE)
    SHE COULD 100 PERCENT PULL IT OFF AND THEN ITLL BE OK TO CAST HUNTER PARRISH AS PEETA(HES PERFECT FOR IT ) BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAME AGE

  15. 15
    Kristy Says:

    She’s a talented actress but not who I pictured to play Katniss. Jennifer has an older look to her and I think for the first film at least, Katniss needs to have that youthful look about her, not to mention the olive skin. I know hair can be dyed and wardrobe plays a huge part, but I think someone like Hailee Steinfeld would be more suited. Either way, I can’t wait until they begin filming

  16. 16
    Daine Says:

    What if she got a tan? and colored her hair? and wore contacts? Would that make everyone happy? She CAN act….That is the one thing that cannot be changed so I think they choose wisely! I just want them to cast Katness and then get strong actors in all of he other parts too!

  17. 17
    benna Says:

    I think she is great in Winters Bone but that is one specific character. We have no idea if she is versatile.

  18. 18
    annie Says:

    @Kat:

    NO SHE DOESNT. I am so sick of all the fricken actress being white, why cant they for once have a change.

  19. 19
    Abby Says:

    @Kate: Would I want Vanessa to play her? YESSSSSSSSSSSS <3

  20. 20
    Abby Says:

    She’s only 20 years old but looks more like a 26-27 year old. WHY would they cast her as Katniss? I mean, could they REALLY make her look like a 16 year old girl? O_o

    Plus doesn’t Katniss have like olive skin, dark hair, and grey eyes? Jennifer just looks like a white girl. They should get someone more exotic looking for this roll. This girl is STUNNING but just not what I pictured.

    I WILL say out of the three actresses (Lawrence, Steinfeld, and Breslin) who were up for the roll Lawrence I think would be the best bet. Steinfeld and Breslin are too young for the roll. It looks like they want to cast a 20 something year old for the male leads. That would just be really wrong and gross to see a guy in his 20’s acting next to a young girl like Breslin & Steinfeld are.

  21. 21
    Sora Says:

    Kristen Stewart was cast as Bella Swan for her acting credentials first and foremost. She also suited Bella’s look, as a second thought. Someone who was cast for their looks would be Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger. From the get go she was too pretty to play Hermione, a homely, book smart, but not universally likeable character (to her peers). It was obvious they (WB) was hoping they could get some male audiences draw out of Emma even as a 9 year old. Bad acting for 6 movies and some improvement in the last and final chapter of the franchise. So sad and a waste of an opportunity for a young up and coming British actress. She will turn into another fashion girl or Weinstein’s muse/consort.

  22. 22
    jenny Says:

    Hollywood has a fear of anyone who isn’t white.

  23. 23
    Romeo Says:

    She doesn’t look that old at all and her eyes and hair color can easily be changed, #20.

    The CHARACTER is white, #22.

  24. 24
    jenny Says:

    @Romeo: Oh I know. My comment was in agreement with annie’s.

  25. 25
    Chelsea Says:

    This is HORRIBLE news! JL is super talented but is NO Katniss. Too old, too blonde, too curvy. Just wrong! The casting agents are idiots if they cast her. If you get Katniss wrong what hope is there for the rest of the movie?

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