Have you caught the Hunger Games bug yet? If you haven’t, you totally need to check out Suzanne Collins’ amazing Y.A. dystopic books. That’s right, a dystopia and Y.A. can mix. The third book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, will be out in August.
In the mean time, I heard that casting for the Hunger Games movie is to begin in the Spring of 2010. And I’ve been checking imdb obsessively to find out details. If anyone of any importance is reading, I have some suggestions for casting:
Sarah Hyland. This Mila Kunis lookalike plays Haley on the sitcom Modern Family. Truth be told, she’s on a sitcom and I have no idea if she’d be able to handle a meaty role like Katniss. But she definitely has the right look.
Logan Huffman. He plays Tyler on the show V. Yes, I imagined someone a little darker than this pasty boy, but he and Sarah Hyland have looks that are alike enough that it’s believable they’d both be from The Seam in District 12.
This is the one I feel most strongly about. Hunter Parrish: If the past two seasons of Weeds has taught us anything, (besides the fact that I’m a way better mom than Nancy Botwin) it’s that Hunter Parrish actually has some acting chops. His looks are perfect for Peeta – he’s meatier than Gale because as the baker’s son, he’s had the advantage of never going hungry. And honestly, how handsome is he? Though if you argue that he’s too old for the role, I couldn’t really disagree.
Elle Fanning – because she looks delicate and frail.
Stick with me here. Amy Adams. I know, I know – she’s younger than we’re all assuming Effie is. I want Amy Adams to get out of her cutesy nice girl roles so badly. I think the woman has serious acting skills and I want her to prove it by playing someone with an incredibly large stick up the ass. My second runner up for the role? Lisa Kudrow – and no. I am not kidding. Effie is the one character we are kind of supposed to laugh at in the book. Effie is the one shot the Hunger Games movie will have at providing even the tiniest bit of comic relief to a very sad serious and action-filled story.
Haymitch Abernathy – Nick Nolte. I mean, just look at his mugshot and tell me that’s not Haymitch. My second runner up for the role? Jeff Bridges. The Dude.
How ’bout it guys? Any suggestions? Disagreements? I want to hear from other fans!