Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our First Look at Katniss!

Here it is, folks!  The moment we've all been waiting for!  Our first official look at Katniss.  And I have to say, she looks perfect!  I wasn't sure at first when I heard Jennifer Lawrence was cast, but now I'm confident she'll be a great Katniss.

EW Article

So, let's see, we have Woody Harrelson as Haymitch (who I was leery about at first, but now he's grown on me), Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.  I was surprised at the pick for Peeta, but then I read a statement from Suzanne Collins saying she basically helped cast him.  So I have confidence it's a good choice.

Hunger Games Website

Stanley Tucci is Caesar Flickerman which I think he will be marvelous at and Elizabeth Banks is Effie Trinket- I can't wait to see what she does with her.

Stanley Tucci
Elizabeth Banks

 All the tributes have been cast I believe, and I think Amandla Stenberg as Rue and Willow Shields as Prim are perfect.

Amandla Stenberg
Willow Shields
Now I'm REALLY interested to see who plays Cinna.  I've seen some rumors swirling, with nothing confirmed, but some names flying about are Cillian Murphy, Jude Law and James Marsden.  I would put my bet on Cillian Murphy.

Cillian Murphy

Any of the links underneath the pictures will take you to the Hunger Games Fansite where you can find all sorts of cool and surprisingly up-to-date info and rumors.

So Hunger Games Fans, what do you think of all these cast members?  Do they excite you or disappoint you?  Who would you like to see play Cinna?  Or President Snow?


NiaRaie said...

I am excited about Stanley Tucci but it'll be hard for me to see Liam as Gale, since he's kind of well known.

Laurel Garver said...

Jennifer Lawrence was SO GOOD in The Winter's Bone. She will rock this performance for sure!

Colene Murphy said...

GAH! I haven't been this excited about a movie into a book since HP. SO cool to see all the characters be cast and stuff!!

Donea Lee said...

They all look pretty good to me! I can never make a definitive decision until I actually see them in action. I've blasted casting choices in the past and then ended up loving the actor/actress in the role. You just never know until you see it.

And Stanley Tucci with rock it! Love him!

For Snow...I don't know...Timothy Spall came to mind. So excited, regardless. I hope I love the movie!

Vicki Tremper said...

I've been surprised at some of the casting choices, but I can't wait to see it all put together! I'm glad they showed us Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss now, though, to put our minds at ease.

I can't believe how excited I am for this. I'm with Colene - not since Harry.

Su said...

I tend to not get excited one way or another about casting choices, because I'm not a movie person. I mean, I watch them, but I don't really anticipate ahead of time what they will be like. Never mind. Anyway, I was going to say that your commentary & pics do have me really excited about the casting for Hunger Games. I'm actually looking forward to this movie!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Murphy would be good.

Katie Dodge said...

Ooohhh, this makes me so excited for the movie! I think they did a pretty good job with casting. :) (I hopped over from Shallee McArthur's blog. I look forward to reading more from you! :)

penandpaints said...

Thanks for this post, I'm off to tell my daughter who is anxiously waiting for the cast info!
I think Jennifer looks pretty good!
Exciting stuff :)

Abby Minard said...

Thanks everyone! I've got some new faces on here I just wanted to say hi and welcome to!

Jenni Merritt said...

Great post!
I am pretty excited for this movie. That photo of Jennifer as Katniss is pretty much perfect.

Woody as Haymitch... that is the one I am stretching for... but hey, I am willing to be surprised!

And oh man, I would love to see Cillian as Cinna! Let's hope!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I can't voice an opinion since I haven't read them....

BAD MICHAEL! SLAP! I know, just too busy writing this year. I hope to have time to do more reading when I finish editing my second novel.

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

You know something? I don't think I'm as offended by Jennifer Lawrence as I was initially. With the different skin tone and hair color, she looks sort of close to my image of Katniss.

The actress playing Rue, on the other hand, looks nothing like "my" Rue. But OMG isn't she adorable? Look at that sweet face! I think my vision of Rue will be forever changed once I see the movie. And with good reason.

alexia said...

Katniss does looks much better now. I still don't really like Josh H as Peeta. Just because Little Dude has made me watch Journey to the Center of the Earth like 50 times. But I didn't know they'd cast Woody as Haymitch. LOVE it, actually!

alexia said...

Oh, and I figured out the Google Reader folder thing!!

N. R. Williams said...

I haven't read the book and many of those actors I don't know. But I guess I'd better read that book.
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Jennie Bailey said...

So, so very disappointed in Peeta. Other than that, I'm good with the rest of the casting. I think Woody will be brilliant as Haymitch (I may eat those words)! I can hardly wait for this!!!

Meredith said...

This movie is going to be so epic. I can't wait!

Carol Riggs said...

Oh, I especially love the actress playing Prim! Perfect. The actress playing Katniss does look more plausible as a brunette, a little tougher (tho still a bit too "pretty"). Like you, I think Cillian would be SPOT ON for Cinna!! I mean, his name is even almost the same. How could you go wrong? LOL

Jennifer Hillier said...

You are getting me so excited about this movie!

I love how Jennifer Lawrence looks as Katniss. PERFECT. So far I think the casting has been stellar. The only thing I can't quite grasp is the guy they chose for Peeta. I don't know why, but I'm sure he'll grow on me over time.

Cillian Murphy (why do I recognize him? Where is he from?) would make a great Cinna, just based on his looks!

Kimberly said...

I'm so glad you posted about this. I just saw the magazine last night and she's exactly as I imagined so I am happy.

I was looking to see who played Cinna, too. Can't wait to find out.