Jennifer Lawrence Winnning Dystopian Catfight For 'Hunger Games' Lead?
However, it looks like one actress is emerging victorious. 20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence has Winter's Bone-d her tough competition and is currently the closest to nabbing the part. Lawrence would play Katniss, a young girl in a shitty future, participating in a televised survival death match. I assume many of the ripped male contestants in these so-called "Hunger Games" compete with their shirts off. Maybe that's why the Oscar nominee is so anxious for the role? It's why I'll probably be anxious for it to leave theaters as soon as possible.
Hunger Games will be directed by Gary Ross (Pleasantville) for Lionsgate. (Variety)
Update: Sources at Lionsgate claim Jennifer Lawrence has not been given an offer, but is pulling ahead of the pack. So Steinfeld still has time to shoot her in the belly.