Reblogged from thedailywhat
Casting News of the Day: The Wrap is reporting this morning that 20-year-old Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence, best known for her role as Ree Dolly in Winter’s Bone, has nabbed the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross’s live-action adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling sci-fi series The Hunger Games.
According to The Wrap, Lawrence signed on yesterday after two days of negotiations. She had been the “clear frontrunner” for nearly a week.
Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right), and Hunter Parrish (Weeds) are reportedly being considered for the part of Peeta Mellark.
This makes me so happy. She is my choice. She was SO GOOD in Winter’s Bone. She was Katniss in Winter’s Bone. I am all the more excited for the movie now. Hooray!!