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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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@anon: Angie REALLY is a blonde. Naturally she has blonde hair.

@Commenter: Your kidding me right? I’m NOT hating on this girl at all because I don’t know her but I do find her very pretty but this girl does NOT have ASian looking eyes AT ALL.

ABCHUNGERGAMES @ 03/12/2011 at 6:48 pm

WHat! this is not AT ALL how i pictured KAtniss. i thought she would have brown hair, olive skin. and this person looks quite old for a 16 yr old. she is too blonde, and does not remind me of a kid, AT ALL. let alone someone who would survive the hunger games. if they do pick her, i hope they do major hair work, body work, (lol) or, in a MUCH better option, pick a different person!!

Oh, please, don’t!!!!!
Katniss was supposed to be an atletic, brunet, olive-skinned girl, not a blondy with soooo many curves that is able to perform Mystique in X-men first class.
I think Saoirse Ronan would be perfect for the rol

alittleserendipity @ 03/12/2011 at 9:58 pm

OMG! NO, NO, NO! She is NOT right for this part. What are they thinking???? What a letdown!

The girl has hooded eyes. Very Asian eyes to me.

who cares, she can die her hair and get a tan! at least shes pretty and we wont cringe looking at her, like i would with abigail..

katiebelle @ 03/13/2011 at 11:54 am

that ***** is not even close to Katniss. I’d love to see Troian from Pretty Little Liars as Katniss

I like her but she really is a bad choice.
why do studios always cast weird people for book adaptions?
at least she is a good actress… unlike some vampire girl

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOD PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

MALESE JOW FTW.

YES YES YES I LOVE YOU JENNIFER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SophiesNonnie @ 03/17/2011 at 5:06 pm

No. She’s not Katniss. Haille or Abigail would be much better choice.

Emma Watson might be a brilliant choice because of her frame. She can def play Katniss. I will reserve judgment however.

Katniss was supposed to be an athletic, brunet, olive-skinned girl, not a bloody with soooo many curves that is able to perform Mystique in X-men first class.
I think Saoirse Ronan would be perfect for the role.

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