The Hunger Games: Meet Thresh & Rue!

The Hunger Games: Meet Thresh & Rue!

The Hunger Games have found it’s tributes from District 11.

EW reports that Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg have nabbed the roles of Thresh and Rue.

The two will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as they compete for the right to live.

The Hunger Games, based on the book by Suzanne Collins of the same name summary: In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games where 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

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  • dannie h

    PERFECT!! Good job casting directors :)

  • malisa

    I honestly didn’t like the casting of Katniss, Peeta, or Gale, but I can definately see these two as Rue and Thresh. :)

  • Celia

    Great casting! Can’t wait to see who they cast as Haymitch and Effie.

  • Ha ha

    These two are PREFECT! The casting directors did this one right. And why the hell they didn’t do Katniss, Peeta, and Gale right?

  • Dena

    Awesome, that’s exactly how I pictured Thresh :) And I think Amandla can definitely pull off Rue.

  • lauren

    when does it start filming?

  • lala


    if you havent read the hunger games


    tell everyone you know to read it too!

  • seager999

    no racism or anything, but i didnt think rue was black

  • Precious

    @seager999: really? I didn’t think Thresh was black…

  • jessica

    Rue is the first casting I genuinely like.
    Katniss and Thresh are okay, but Peeta and Thresh disappointed me.

  • robyn

    read it carefully, she is definately described as black. Cant remember about Thresh

  • Bubalicious

    Who cares if she’s black, she’s adorable, i bet the people who held the audition were like ” okay next … *she comes in* … yeah okay she’s cute, we’re done here. That’s a wrap people, lets head out!” … and thresh is decent, as long as he’s huge and ripped, that’s all that matters.

  • donni

    yeah black people
    so was this book just for girls is it the new
    twilight? or do guys like this too?

  • Carla

    So happy with this. They actually look like their characters! Can’t wait for this movie :)

  • april

    Nah, Thresh and Rue are definitely black – it says so in the book. I think everyone in the district is meant to be black or almost everyone :)

  • Allie

    Perfect choices, I can see them as Rue and Tresh :)
    My problems with the casting of Katniss, Peeta and Gale is that they don’t really look like their characters. I mean, thank god for hairdye! I’ll get really pissed if they don’t dye their hair! The looks are really important to us fans.
    And honestly, I think Jennifer looks a bit too old for Josh.

  • krystel

    they finally did something right on the casting.

  • Chrissy

    @seager999: @donni:

    it is definitely also boy friendly. both my brothers loved them :) and they’re 20 and 14

  • seager999

    oh lol okay sorryy
    my teacher read it to my class, so i probably just didnt hear her or something.

    and ahaha for a review of the series, some people loved them, some hate them.
    also, i find, the first book is the best, followed by the second, and the third book the worst.

  • emmie4101

    who is going to be playing gale and peeta? have the found that out yet?? i like the casting for rue. i think she will do good

  • JJ2345

    I think Rue is great. I always pictured Thresh, Katniss, Gale, Peeta, and Cato to be a bit younger. It said from ages 12-18 and they aren’t in that range. They just don’t seem to fit as well. I think they could’ve done better. But that’s just my opinion. :)