Cinna has been cast

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I don't know if you've been following the Hunger Games casting for the movie, but since Cinna is such a favorite, I thought you'd be interested to know that they've cast Lenny Kravitz as Cinna:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni10962965/

Also on that page you can see the first picture of Jennifer Lawrence made up as Katniss.

Here's an interview with Lawrence where she talks about the training she's had to undergo for the film:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1664588/jennifer-lawrence-katniss-everd...

Sheila

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One of my friends might be an extra in the movie (possibly one of the tributes that dies early on). :o She wanted to audition for a bigger part but missed her chance.

so that empty headed female dog finally has a face....i shall hate it with much vigor and passion....

lenny kravitz as cinna could be really cool tho :D

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I heard about Lenny Kravitz and I'm thrilled - I saw him in Precious. To be honest I never pictured Cinna as black, but it works perfectly for me now. This movie is shaping up to be fantastic.

Jennifer Lawrence is growing on me. Although I still think she's too old for the role, she's a great actor. I think Josh Hutcherson is perfect for Peeta, and their picks for Rue and Thresh are amazing. The only disappointment so far is Liam as Gale. What were they thinking?

I think all the tributes have been cast already, Lakey. Hope your friend got something though.

Lolz, Coal, not a fan of Katniss?

EDIT: Just in - Nelson Ascencio as Flavius and Kimiko Gelman as Venia. I always loved the prep team.

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Ivy: He hates Katniss. To no end

But J. Lawrence makes Katniss a lot prettier than I thought she'd be. YAY

at least it makes sense why cinna died in the book now.... (i know, im awful XD)

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Awesome! :D That definitely works for me.

And Coal, I totally understand your hatred of Katniss, lol.

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We are arrant knaves, all: believe none of us.
- Hamlet

I swear to god, If they screw up the Hunger Games like they did Percy Jackson, I am going to have a seizure.

"Slow down
we've got time left to be lazy
all the kids have bloomed from babies
into flowers in our eyes

we've got fifty good years
left to spend out in the garden
i don't care to beg your pardon
we should live
until we die." - The Gambler by Fu

I did not even know they were makeing a hunger games movie....

all that I'm after is a life full of laughter as long as I'm laughing with you"

life after you. daughtry.

bluewing: actually, them screwing up the movie might make it better, lol.

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Lakey: that's cool about your friend. You aren't too far from where they're filming it, are you? I've actually been following the casting pretty closely, and unfortunately it looks like they really weren't interested in casting unknowns for any of the larger roles. They mostly went with Hollywood insiders.

Ivy: Magicyop and I were saying almost the exact same thing about Lenny Kravitz, that we didn't picture Cinna as being black, but we could totally see Kravitz in that role and think he would make a great Cinna.

Sheila

Oh and I read on Twitter that Betty White should be Greasy Sae. WIN.

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

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YES.
Yes to anything involving Betty White.

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We are arrant knaves, all: believe none of us.
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Sheila: If she's in it she's definitely not getting a major part. x3 But she might be an extra or something so.
We're not too far from filming location, no.

...Lenny Kravitz. What. -mind blown- That's kind of cool actually... man, that's totally like... the polar opposite of how I pictured Cinna, so I doubt I'll be able to get my original image out of my head, but man, I'm interested to see how that turns out xD

Coal: I agree with you, I hate the character of Katniss with a passion. However, I do think the picture of Jennifer Lawrence made to look like Katniss is very accurate and at least goes with my image of Katniss well. xD

I was scrolling through the cast list and I think Rue and Foxface look really good, except there's a girl from another district, I forget which, that has even redder hair than the Foxface girl... that kinda threw me. Also, Prim looks accurate also.

Also, I love how the guy who plays Peeta is dark-haired and dark-eyed and the guy who plays Gale is light-haired and light-eyed. /irony

If they make a second movie, I really want to see how they do Finnick. XD

i am re reading the hunder games. and i just realized why people don't like katniss...

I mean s far as I can see she reacts way to dramaticly to things. I know things go bad for her but it does not mean she has to shut out everyone, lose all reason, and shut down instead of just livieng with it and moveing on.

all that I'm after is a life full of laughter as long as I'm laughing with you"

life after you. daughtry.

zelf: Yeah, I totally didn't notice that tendency of hers until around the third book. I mean, her life sucks, and I wouldn't expect anyone to just laugh it off and keep going, but still.

As for Lenny Kravitz being Cinna, I must say, I did not see that coming.

Donald Sutherland is going to be President Snow! I think it works well. Of course, Michael Emerson will always be Snow to me, but... *sadface*

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Bluewing: Get your stick out to bite on – movies are notorious for screwing up books, though HP did a good job with the time (length) they had to work with.
I’m afraid I know nothing about Hunger Games…

crescentmoon, techno-weenie

Jayfeather X the Stick of Wonder!! --- forever.

Follow your heart… but if your heart doesn't know its way, you're both lost.

"I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time & this is my wife." – Vastra (Dr. Who/The Snowmen)

cmoon: You should read them, I think you'd enjoy it. Not sure about your literary tastes, but the writing is standard YA fare with a bleaker storyline and a more morally-neutral protagonist than most books. It's about a futuristic nation that forces randomly-selected children to go gladiator-style on TV. It's not horrendously violent, at least not the first two books.

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

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I think Donald Sutherland will be good as President Snow.

snow is creepy...

all that I'm after is a life full of laughter as long as I'm laughing with you"

life after you. daughtry.

Apparently the books are going to be split into FOUR movies. Thoughts? What do you think each movie will cover?

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

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Four?! Well, hopefully this means they're not gonna scrimp on plot, then! XD

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I hadn't heard that.

Not just a rumor, Sheila. I promise. http://screenrant.com/hunger-games-trilogy-4-movies-benk-118021/

Some say they are making a prequel, most believe they are splitting Mockingjay - I personally hope they split Catching Fire before the Quell. But the execs probably haven't even decided yet. It's always about the money. I just hope people don't get so sick of the Hunger Games that it turns into the next Twilight and you become an outcast for liking it.

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

I read the first one at gunpoint. Okay, not really, but when your 14-year-old black belt cousin demands you read it, reading it would be a fairly good idea.
I'm looking forward to this movie myself. I still say Hugh Laurie would have made an awesome Haymitch, though. =\ Ah well.

-Noko

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I could see Hugh Laurie as Haymitch.

It would have been awesome! ^^ -shot-

-Noko

Oh, that would have been amazing. Everyone talks about Robert Downey Jr. as Haymitch, but personally I don't see it. Hugh Laurie, on the other hand, is perfect IMO. But Woody Harrelson seems like he will be awesome. Such a cool guy too.

~ Ivy
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"