Congrats to Jennifer Lawrence!
The 20-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has nabbed one of the most coveted roles by young Hollywood royalty — Katniss Everdeen.
The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins shared in a statement, “Jenniferâ€™s just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought weâ€™d find somebody this perfect for the role. And I canâ€™t wait for everyone to see her play it.”
Director Gary Ross adds, â€œI can’t wait to work with Jen and see her bring this character to life. Katniss requires a young actress with strength, depth, complexity, tenderness, and power. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades. Sheâ€™s going to be an amazing Katniss.”
Now we just have to find out who will play Peeta Mellark!