‘The Hunger Games’ Has No Front Runners for Katniss Everdeen

Lionsgate did confirm that over 30 well-known actresses have read for the part, including Chloe Moretz, Emma Roberts and Saoirse Ronan.

Chloe Moretz is one of many actresses who have read for The Hunger Games lead role
Chloe Moretz is one of many actresses who have read for The Hunger Games lead role
Yesterday we reported that The Hunger Games might feature either Jennifer Lawrence or Hailee Steinfeld as Katniss Everdeen. Today, Lionsgate confirmed that while both actresses have read for the lead role, there are no front runners at this time. The report from yesterday indicated that Jennifer Lawrence is negotiating a deal with the studio, which Lionsgate revealed is untrue.

The studio revealed that over 30 well-known actresses have already read for the lead role. Such actresses include Chloe Moretz, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Abigail Breslin, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario.

In the Suzanne Collins novel, Katniss Everdeen is 16 years old. It seems the studio is casting a wide net for the role, with actresses ranging from the teens to mid-twenties in age. Chloe Moretz (14 years old) is the youngest and Lyndsy Fonseca (24 years old) the oldest of the actresses mentioned who read for the part.

Gary Ross will direct The Hunger Games from a script by Billy Ray, which is adapted from the Suzanne Collins novel. The story centers on Katniss Everdeen, who is chosen to represent her region in a nationally-televised fight to the death.

It isn't clear when the role will be cast, although production will start in either the spring or summer.

The Hunger Games was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Gary Ross.

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  1. Dan

    Haha, this was a fun night :P

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  2. Johnnyblaze09

    Chloe fits perfectly.

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  3. Diaigma

    ::is well aware of that fact and does not mind sharing that much of it::

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  4. Dan

    ::informs @diaigma that he just revealed more personal info in the chastising of @dan1::

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  5. Diaigma

    @daveactor7 - 1/3rd, laddy :P

    ::assures @dan1 that it's no big deal, but reminds that he's dry now for personal health reasons that need not be discussed further::

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  6. Dan

    ::realizes @diaigma meant the Irish part::

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Dan

    ::doesn't see what the big deal is over people knowing @diaigma's beer preference::

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  8. Daveactor7

    @dave is part irish. About 1/8th lol

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  9. Diaigma

    ::realizes that a personal secret is now on the internet for all to see::

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  10. Dan

    ::@Supes knows that @diaigma preferred Guinness back in the day, like a typical Irishman :P::

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  11. Diaigma

    :: @dan1 knows what @diaigma thinks about beer::

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  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::drinks beer::

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  13. Dan

    ::laughs again at Sheen's F18/Warlock comments. Hopes he doesn't recover, as he is hilarious when messed up::

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  14. Diaigma

    @daveactor7 - tell me about it, and I partially look like the guy :P

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  15. Daveactor7

    @diaigma since Charlie Sheen started becoming an A-hole

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  16. Diaigma

    @dan1 - we should all plot-storm one day. Yah'll got imaginations! :D
    . . . wait, when'd you plot to steal my puppy?

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  17. Dan

    ::is now rich as well thanks to @ejk1 and his lawyerly prowess, forgets about plot to steal @diaigma's money and puppy::

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  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::thanks @dan1@ejk1@daveactor7 & @diaigma for a fun evening::

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. Dan

    @diaigma haha, best derailment ever. And we created a good story :P

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  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::is now second most active of the day::

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  21. ejk1

    ::learns of @dan1 destroying a printer with baseball bat. Decides supes has anger management issues because of printer-related issues. Helps supes sue Hewlitt-Packard for causing supes emotional distress. Wins, and gets even more money.::

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  22. Diaigma

    ::in all seriousness leaves MW for the night so he can get some sleep before seeing Rango in the morning and write his review of it in Spanglish::

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  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::wonders why @daveactor7 doesn't click under my user name to let me know in@mentions::

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Diaigma

    ::learns of @dan1 plot with @bawnian-dexeus and secures all his monies into different trust funds . . . and buys a puppy::

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. Daveactor7

    *Meets with Jack Nicholson and discussing on how to break @dan1, @Bawn, and @Bawn down*

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  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::rents three mini coopers:;

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  27. Diaigma

    ::enjoys the sound of crickets chirping, in spite of the winter chill outside::

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  28. Dan

    ::plots with @bawnian-dexeus as he drinks his marble mocha on how to steal @diaigma and ejk1's money ala The Italian Job, also with @daveactor7's help::

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ::is printing first draft::

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