I'm not too interested in seeing these Hunger Games that all the tweens are talking about, but I'll tell you what I'm talking about: the hotness of Elizabeth Banks. Not only is she a very funny actress, who stars in"30 Rock," Role Models and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but she's also very, very easy on the ol' eyeballs I am now somewhat more intrigued by this movie. Somewhat.

Banks is in talks to star as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Trinket is a beaurocrat, an escort for futuristic death-match participants and a bubbly airhead who regularly changes her hair color. All three of those are listed on her business cards.

Mere hours ago, we learned that Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Oekniyi will play Rue and Thresh. Do with that information what you will. Based on the first of several novels by Suzanne Collins, Gary Ross will direct this adaptation of The Hunger Games, written by Billy Ray. (Variety)