I can’t remember ever taking more than a passing interest in the details surrounding a book’s adaptation to film. Until now, that is. I eat up ever morsel that gets dropped as The Hunger Games makes its way to the big screen. I man Twitter and Facebook feeds to get the latest casting news as soon as possible.
I also can’t remember the last time that I bought a magazine at a newsstand, but I’ll be lining up today to buy the new Entertainment Weekly. Look at this cover! The issue promises an exclusive interview with Jennifer Lawrence as well as more pictures of her as Katniss.
On a side note, much as I like Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci, I think they are miscast as Haymitch and Caesar Flickerman. I could almost buy Stanley Tucci as a President Snow. And as for Haymitch, well, that rumor of Robert Downey, Jr. just feels mean now. I really had my heart set on it. Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket rules, though.
What are your thoughts on the cast so far?