'The Hunger Games' To Release in 2012!

'The Hunger Games' To Release in 2012!

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is getting all sorts of buzz — good buzz, that is.

The book is set in post-apocalyptic America, Hunger Games introduces 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, who must participate in a fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games. The battles are televised, and pit youths from each of the Capitol’s 12 Districts against each other.

Lionsgate has announced a release date for the film — March 23, 2012! Hopefully we’ll hear casting news soon!

Among the names being considered for lead Katniss are Kaya Scodelario, Lyndsy Fonseca and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld. Even Liam Hemsworth has expressed his interest.

Pretty Little LiarsShay Mitchell is also a fan of the book series.

CAST THE FILM FOR US! Tell us in the comments below who you would pick for Katniss, Peeta, Prim, and the rest of the book characters.

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  • oli

    absolutely Lyndsy Fonesca! have u senn this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Vk1jYqCGs&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL she’s perfect! altought a little old..
    or Hailee Steinfeld, she’d be great too
    but NO for Liam, god forbid!

  • oli


  • pauile

    I think they’ll go for a total unknown

  • megan

    I think kaya scodelario would be PERFECT
    and definately no on the liam. please NO.

  • sonny oliva

    I hope Hailee Steinfed won’t win an oscar and play this movie.
    SOUND CHEESY She seen as worst actress of year.

  • Olga

    Lyndsy Fonesca!

  • http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/03/14/demi-lovato-voto-latino-bethind-the-scenes/#comments bell

    Katniss: Willa Holand or Lyndsey Fonseca

    Peeta: Xavier Samuel

    Gale: Adam Gregory

    Prim: Ruby Jerins or Abigail Bresline

    Hyamitch: Josh Holloway or Matthew Fox

    Rue: Willow Smith

  • http://twitter.com/hercalledrain effy

    Kaya Scodelario for Katniss!
    & Steven McQueen for Gale)))))))))

  • shelby

    she is perfect for primrose and they said they would consider unknown talent so i think she is the bestt that ive seen.


  • http://Twitter.com/jjbalishhh Jacs

    Malese Jow for Katniss and Avan Jogia for Gale :) yes!

  • sternenfaenger

    KAYA of course

  • Jordan

    Logan Lerman for Peeta please.

  • :):):):)

    No Liam Hemsworth! He’s way too old! Kaya looks great! I don’t like Hailee Steinfeld for Katniss she’s too young, doesn’t look like her and just wouldn’t work! Elle fanning would make a great primrose! Oh and if any twilight cast members are in this film I am BOYCOTTING it!

  • Dannie H

    @Jordan: AGREED.

    Kaya for Katniss. Logan for Peeta. He can dye his hair blonde!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t wait for this movie!

  • Ale

    Kaya scodelario for katniss!!!!she’s the perfect katniss in my opinión and for peeta alex pettyfer :)

  • poppy

    Kaya does NOT fit the description! She would be awful.

  • todd


    She looks old outside of a photo shoot. She’s from England. She’s not the right fit.

  • kristine

    katniss-kaya scodelario
    peeta-jeremy sumpter
    gale-kevin zegers
    prim-elle fanning

  • winona

    These two are perfect……


    Christian Serratos & Jeremy Sumpter

  • cheska


  • SoccerJOjo

    From a teenagers point of view Hailee would be the best pick for katniss. Even though shes younger then 16. The other two look too old. Second choice would be Kaya. NOT LIAM! HE IS NOT A GOOD FIT FOR PEETA! They need a young looking cast for these movies not 20 something year olds playing teenagers.

  • Raquel

    I totally agree! Kaya Scodelario would be the perfect Katniss! I’ve thought of Abigail Breslin to be her sister, Prim, but I don’t know a good person to be Peeta… I’ll think about it.

  • carolyn

    isabel lucas. katniss. been wanting it for years.

  • cmeesmile

    What about Alexander Ludwig for Peeta, and Alex Pettyfer for Finnick?

  • Meideena

    How about Chord Overstreet for Peeta?
    Malese Jow or Selena Gomez for Katniss?

  • Meideena


    Kelsey Chow could be Katniss??

  • shelby

    i dont think elle fanning is right for prim

  • Bexxxx

    u guys r idiots…. Lyndseys is like 30 yearsnold!! looks the part but she’s wayyyy too old. Kaya in skins is great nd tough nd all but she’s a bit old and seems too white for the role. katniss is like tan exotic like. Also malese jow was in unfab…. Cnt act for shit. personlly I like Hailee who’s at a perfect age and an incred actress. She’s also like Asian and black which gives her the perfect look for katniss

  • LIz

    elle fanning for Prim Hailee steinfield for katniss

  • shelby

    they need complety new unknown talent instead of other people tryin to come in and be the next twilight

  • Rachel

    Hailee Steinfeld, please. she looks exactly as i pictured katniss.

  • 18blues

    just NO for Liam Hemsworth.

  • Carla

    I don’t want Alex Pettyfer for Peeta. But if he is gonna be in the movie I’d want him in Catching Fire as Finnick.

    Peeta’s casting is the only one I really care about. They better not ruin Peeta!

  • Carla

    I don’t want Alex Pettyfer for Peeta. But if he is gonna be in the movie I’d want him in Catching Fire as Finnick.

    Peeta’s casting is the only one I really care about. They better not ruin Peeta!

    SELENA GOMEZ FOR KATNISS!?!?!?! If that ever happened I’d throw away the book.

  • heydla

    I think it would be best for unknown people to play the main characters. Also for the older people like Haymitch and Katniss’ mom… I think it would be cool to have Hollywood legends and stuff. Really famous and talented people for the older cast would be really awesome.

  • heydla

    OH NO. If Selena’s in it that will ruin the whole movie.

  • Frederique

    I think Robert Downey Jr would be amazing as Haymitch. He was the one that I pictured while reading the book! I think Alexx Pettyfer (how the heck do you write it) would be great as Peeta of Gale.

  • martina

    Kaya Scodelario for Katniss! I don’t want Hailee Steinfield or Selena Gomez :|
    And Hunter Parrish for Peeta!

  • http://aicileffers Felicia


    How about no? Selena Gomez is not a Katniss.

    Kaya all the way; I really hope it releases in 2012 cause last year it was supposed to be 2011. :(

  • krystel

    i want malise jow for katniss. i like kaya in skins but she’s too.. i don’t know. she’s simply off

  • Bunny

    I’m thinking that girl, I think her name’s Emily Browning. Then Logan Lerman for Peeta and Alex Pettyfer for Gale. So excited for this!

  • Bunny

    And NO. Don’t they even dare casting Liam. I just don’t see him as Peeta. Peeta’s too special to just cast some random actor to play him.

  • shelby

    i agree NO for selena i dont want any disney actors to be in the hunger games ughhh.

  • Natalia

    For Katniss, Kaya Scodelario or Lyndsy Fonseca.
    For Peeta, Hunter Parrish.
    And for the others… I don’t know…

  • Tani

    Kaya Scodelario for Katniss. Orrrr…. Hailee Steinfeld.
    I don’t know who for Peeta but I really hope they pick a good one!
    Gerard Butler for Haymitch… or Robert Downey Jr.
    Emily Blunt for Portia!
    Jude Law for Cinna.

  • margarida

    Katniss – Lindsey Shaw/Alexandra Dadario/Emily Browning/Emma Stone
    Peeta – Alex Pettyfer
    Haymitch – Hugh Laurie (i know that he doesn’t fit the description made in the book but i still think he would be perfect for the part)
    Effie – Katy Perry
    Gale, Prim and the rest of the major characters – couldn’t think of anyone perfect for the part

  • alejandra

    Oh god, too much people saying bullshit
    Kaya for Katniss and Hunter Parrish for Peeta. End of story.

  • http://@ericajchoi ericajchoi

    Katniss – Caitlin Stasey, she’s in an Australian film called Tomorrow when the War Began and is absolutely amazing at playing the lead female protaganist in the film.
    Peeta – Hunter Parrish/Alex Pettyfer
    Gale – Xavier Samuel
    Prim – Georgie Henley maybe?


  • chekkie

    KAYA all the way!! She’s a great actress, anyone whose watched her play Effy on Skins would know that!

  • Rose

    @shelby: Completely agree with you.