Jennifer Lawrence Served Up as Katniss in Lionsgate’s ‘Hunger Games’


Jennifer Lawrence has been offered the lead role of Katniss in Lionsgate adaptation of author Suzanne Collins beloved book series “Hunger Games.” The 20-year-old starlet, who scored a Best Actress nom for her performance in the indie drama Winter’s Bone at this year’s Oscars, reportedly beat out 14-year-old’s Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) for the part.

Hunger Games finds survivors of an economically and socially collapsed America competing in televised death games in a new country named Panem. Two citizens from each of Panem’s 12 districts are chosen to participate by lottery each year. When 16-year-old Katniss’ younger sister is selected, Katniss volunteers to take her place.

Lawrence will next be seen as young mutant Mystique in director Mathew Vaughn’s  X-Men: First Class and as a teen who befriends a suspected killer in Mark Tonderai’s new thriller House at the End of the Street.

No Comment.

Add Your Comment