Archive for July, 2011

July 27, 2011

Hunger Games Casting

Following up their exclusive photo shoot of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Entertainment Weekly has another exclusive Hunger Games spread, this one featuring Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who play Peeta and Gale, respectively.

Hunger Games Boys

So what do you think? Do you like these choices or would you pick someone else instead?

Me, I’m still rankled over the decision to cast Lenny Kravitz as Cinna to really pay much attention to this. SPOILER ALERT: I was a little late to the game reading books 2 and 3 of the trilogy. When Cinna is beaten and taken into custody during Catching Fire, I had a hard time caring because I kept picturing it happening to Lenny Kravitz, which just doesn’t affect me emotionally at all. Maybe I should seek counseling to get to the bottom of my unhealthy, unexplained hatred of Kravitz. Was his cover of “American Woman” really that bad?

Anyway, back on track: Cinna is supposed to be fairly normal looking for someone from the Capital, very unlike the flamboyant mini-skirt- and high-heel wearing Kravitz. But hey, maybe playing against type will work for him.

There’s also talk of splitting the trilogy of books into four movies. Do you think there’s enough content in the books to do this, or are producers just salivating a little too early at the thought of increasing ticket sales a la Harry Potter and Twilight?