Many moons ago, I had done a recommendation post on The Hunger Games. At the time I had no idea that they were planning to make it into a movie but...they are. And I'm really super excited.
I really hope it doesn't fucking suck because these books have a huge potential to be an insanely good movie trilogy if done properly.
Anyway, in the past month or so they've finally began to announce the cast and like most things, I have a thing or two to say about it. Literally, just a thing or two. This is probably going to be the shortest post on the casting EVER because I simply have not heard of 98% of the actors/actresses that have been cast and I'm too lazy to do the research. Plus, some of them are young and I hate making fun of little kids. Well, that's not entirely true. I just don't like to do it so publicly.
That being said, I'm just going to focus on a few of the main characters and the actors/actresses who will be playing them.
Gale Hawthorne - Liam Hemsworth
I guess? This isn't exactly how I pictured Katniss' presumably smokin' hot hunting partner but I think it will work. Actually, the more I look at him, the better suited I think he'll be to play Gale. He gets a pass.
No, seriously, I've stared at this picture for the past twenty-five minutes and am now convinced he's going to make a great Gale. Either that or this photo is doing some weird mind-voodoo shit to me.
Peeta Mellark - Josh Hutcherson
In the beginning, I kind of thought Peeta was a bit of a putz, which is exactly what I thought when I saw this guy so... he gets a pass as well.
In the end, I really hope this guy can pull this roll off because, um, he's kinda important.
Haymitch Abernathy - Woody Harrelson
WOOT!! Woody Harrelson FTMFW!!
Cinna - Lenny Kravitz
FAIL. FAIL. FAIL. FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIL. Oh mah gahd, the casting of Cinna's character is just... no. That's like fucking casting Uma Thurman to play Albert fucking Einstein or something. (Actually, that might work. Never mind.)
As Katniss' stylist and the one who basically transforms her, Cinna should be played by someone... else. Like, someone who has actually acted before. Yes, I know he's had a few bit parts but... no. No.
And last but not least... drum roll please.
Katniss Everdeen - Jennifer Lawrence
I can't imagine a better a Katniss. Seriously. I was blown away by her performance in Winter's Bone and was pretty impressed (even though the movie kind of sucked) by her in The Burning Plains. I think Jennifer Lawrence will make an amazing Katniss.
For more information on the entire cast (thus far) go here or here.
Overall, I'm totally stoked their making this into a movie and will keep you updated in my usual half-assed manner. In the meantime, feel free to share your two cents.