Filming of The Hunger Games movie continues in North Carolina, while some smaller headlines regarding the franchise are making the rounds. Here’s a quick round-up of some recent news from The Hunger Games world:
Actor hopefuls for Finnick
Lionsgate only just recently announced it would release the movie version of Catching Fire in 2013, but already fans and Hollywood are buzzing about potential casting choices for what is arguably the sequel’s hottest role: Finnick Odair. Those already throwing their names in the ring include Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes and Benjamin Stone from The Nine Lives of Chloe King.
Though the actor himself hasn’t talked about the possibility, some fans are also campaigning already for Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy; Country Strong) to play the role. What do you think? Who would you like to see as Finnick?
What is The Hunger Games?
The Hunger Games was a clue recently on an episode of “Jeopardy.” The clue posed was:
I bring in no more than 1 volume at a time in this author’s “Hunger Games” trilogy.
The answer, of course, was Suzanne Collins. You can view the question at about the 3:54 mark in this clip.
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, celebrated her 21st birthday this week. To celebrate, NextMovie posted a slideshow of photos of Lawrence “looking hot.”
New Hunger Games-inspired short films
The folks at MainStay Productions, which created the popular “Katniss & Rue” short film based on The Hunger Games, are planning a series of new short videos based on the books. Their “Katniss & Rue” film recently topped 1,000,000 views on YouTube.
To celebrate, MainStay Pro announced it was teaming up with Down With the Capitol staff member Shylah Addante to adapt seven of her short stories about Finnick and Annie. They hope to film the short movies this fall.
Tyra Banks rips off The Hunger Games?
This fall, Tyra Banks gets in on the YA dystopian lit craze with the release of her first young adult novel, Modelland. A reviewer at The Gloss read the first chapter online (you can, too, thanks to B&N) and compared it to The Hunger Games.
What do you think of the comparisons she draws?
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