vrijdag 12 augustus 2011

Preview: "The Hunger Games"

Let's talk about the upcoming and highly anticipated book to movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games". It's set to be released march 23rd 2012. I haven't read "Mockinjay" yet, which is the third book in the trilogy, but I loved both "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire". I'm very excited to see this be turned into a movie and I would like to share my thoughts with you.

Gary Ross is going to direct the movie. He also wrote and directed "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville" and he wrote the screenplay for "Big". "The Hunger Games" is going to be something completely different for Ross and I can't really say how he's going to do it. I don't know that much about him

Jennifer Lawrence is going to play the role of Katniss Everdeen, the heroin of the story. I haven't seen her in many movies, but I loved her in "Winter's Bone". She has great acting skills and she was even nominated for an Academy Award. After seeing pictures of her as Katniss, I just knew that they made a good choice by making her Katniss.

Josh Hutcherson is Peeta Melark. I didn't like Peeta that much in the book. But I do like Hutcherson, especially in "The Kids Are All Right" and "Bridge to Terabithia". He wouldn't be my choice, but I think he will do just fine.

I was much more excited about Gale Hawthorne's character. If I'm going to choose teams, I will have to go with team Gale. Liam Hemsworth is going to portray him in the movie and I have to say, he looks a lot like I pictured him. First I thought, 'hey, he's the guy from "Thor"'. Uuuh, wrong. That's his brother. I seriously never saw him in a movie. I saw pictures of Hemsworth as Gale, very nice.

Haymitch Abernathy is going to be played by Woody Harrelson. I think he's awesome, especially in "Zombieland". He will be a good Haymitch.

Elizabeth Banks is going to be Effie Trinkett. I love Elizabeth Banks. She was in "Spider-man", "Knocked Up", "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Definitely, Maybe" and "Zack & Miri Make a Porno". She can play very diverse roles, so I think she can pull this off as well.

The role of Caeser Flickerman, the Capitol's favorite television host, goes to Stanley Tucci. How great (and creepy) was he in "The lovely Bones" and I liked him "Captain America: The First Avenger", which I saw recently. He can be that charismatic and rambunctious personality.

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. Hell yeah! Totally how I would picture him. When I read the book, I was thinking of actors. Kravitz was the first one I thought of for the role of Cinna. I really don't know why, maybe because he's a bit excentric. I'm just a bit worried about his acting skills, don't know much about that.

Donald Sutherland is going to be portraying the role of President Snow. We all know how good he is while playing an evil, sleezy scumbag. Good choice.

I think I'm pretty happy with the casting, but still they have to prove it. There's no trailer yet, but here's a link to The Hunger Games Official Website . Check it out, it's very cool. Here are also some production stills.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Two photos of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Melark

Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne

My favorite picture so far, Katniss and Gale

I hope they stay close to the actual story and that they keep the crucial storylines in the film. I can't wait to see this movie, so far it looks very good. First, we have to wait for its trailer, I will probably comment on that if I get to see it.

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