Screen Junkies » suzanne collins http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:19:44 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Hunger Games’ Cat Has Been Recast For ‘Catching Fire’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hunger-games-cat-has-been-recast-for-catching-fire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-hunger-games-cat-has-been-recast-for-catching-fire/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:31:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257975 Thank goodness!

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We tried to keep you as up-to-date as possible while casting was announced for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, however, recent screenings of the film have revealed one controversial performer from the original film has been recast. Garry Ross’s The Hunger Games had its share of problems. Amongst them was the director’s BONKERS decision to cast Buttercup the cat as a tuxedo cat. The fan outcry was enormous and thanks to author Suzanne Collins and new director Francis Lawrence, Buttercup is now played by a yellow cat who likely has less than fifteen seconds of screen time.

This one’s for the fans, guys. (io9)

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‘Hunger Games’ Fills Three More Of Its Quadrillion Roles http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-fills-three-more-of-its-quadrillion-roles/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-fills-three-more-of-its-quadrillion-roles/#comments Sat, 28 May 2011 00:24:08 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213957 Who will play such oddly named roles as Venia, Flavius and the tongue-less Avox girl?

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The Hunger Games is coming, and the name of the game right now… is getting cast in The Hunger Games. These actors were hungry enough to get cast. They won the casting “game,” so to speak, and now we’re all hungry for Hunger Games news. Also: Hunger Games.

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Lionsgate hired three more actors for their adaptation of Suzanne Collins dystopian novel, already in production in North Carolina. Amber Chaney will play the speechless, tongue-less Avox Girl. Her pull-string action figure‘s gonna have a lot to say. Meanwhile, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence from X-Men: First Class) has found more folks to prep her for the Murderlympics, with Venia and Flavius to be played by Kimiko Gelman and Nelson Ascencio.

The Hunger Games slaughters its way into theaters March 23, 2011. (Lionsgate’s Twitter)

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‘Hunger Games’ News: Kravitz Is A Cinna, District 12 Exposed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-news-kravitz-is-cinna-district-12-exposed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-news-kravitz-is-cinna-district-12-exposed/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 04:07:04 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213376 Shelby, NC residents: find the big "District 12" lettering and it'll lead you to Tween Hollywood History in the making.

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In terms of Hunger Games news, we’ve heard quite a bit about what actors will be cast as which murdered tributes, but what about the buildings? Who’s being cast as what buildings? No, that’s not right. What I mean is, “what’s the set looking like?”

Below are some sneak peaks into the developing set of The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. The shooting is taking place in Shelby, NC, so if you’re a resident, just find the big “District 12″ lettering and it’ll lead you to Tween Hollywood History in the making. You can also catch a ride on the District 12 coal train, which is a lot like the soul train, only there’s more teen killing involved.

Meanwhile, Screen Junkies already reported that Lenny Kravitz was likely to be cast in The Hunger Games, but now the official word is that he’s playing Cinna the stylist. A girl’s gotta look fabulous before she gets shot at? Yeah, that actually sounds about right.

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross. (The Hob, The Playlist)

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Woody Harrelson And His Awesome Weed Join ‘Hunger Games’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/woody-harrelson-and-his-awesome-weed-join-hunger-games/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/woody-harrelson-and-his-awesome-weed-join-hunger-games/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 23:44:46 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211411 Harrelson will play Haymitch ("Hey, Mitch...'sup?") for Lionsgate's adaptation Susanne Collins dystopian tween-o-thon.

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Woody is kind of a strange name. The Hunger Games is full of characters with strange names. I can smell the synergy. Oh… no, wait, that’s hemp. Never mind.

It’s official: Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of The Hunger Games, the endlessly-buzzed about Lionsgate adaptation of the first in a series of popular, dystopian tween novels by Susanne Collins. Harrelson will play Haymitch (“Hey, Mitch…’sup?”), the drunken winner of the 50th Annual Hunger Games, which took place over 20 years ago. Is Haymitch just a code name his character chose, in place of Woody Boyd? Does The Hunger Games take place in the “Cheers” universe? If so, I’m way more interested. Also, if so, which year did Norm win?

The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence, hunts people in theaters March 23, 2012. (Hollywood Reporter)

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‘Hunger Games’ News You Can Now Use: Paula Malcomson Cast http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-news-you-can-now-use-paula-malcomson-cast/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hunger-games-news-you-can-now-use-paula-malcomson-cast/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:37:54 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208721 Sound the 'Hunger Games' alarm. There's more 'Hunger Games' news.

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Sound the Hunger Games alarm. There’s more Hunger Games news. Everyone, slide down the Hunger Games Fireman’s pole and listen up:

The Hunger Games is all about a group of teens with odd names you love and care about, like Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Prim (Willow Shields). But who gave them those goofy, post-apocalyptic monickers? I assume their mother, who it’s now confirmed will be played by Paula Malcomson from SyFy‘s “Caprica.” If the movies are like the books, and who knows if that’ll be the case, Malcomson’s character is worried about her children participating in the life-threatening Hunger Games. Even in the future, moms worry too much.

Other actors in Lionsgate‘s adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel include Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and possibly John C. Reilly & Elizabeth Banks. Now for the deadliest game of all: waiting and reporting on more Hunger Games news. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Elizabeth Banks To Increase Adult Male Interest In ‘Hunger Games’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elizabeth-banks-to-increase-adult-male-interest-in-hunger-games/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elizabeth-banks-to-increase-adult-male-interest-in-hunger-games/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 01:57:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207643 Banks is in talks to star as Effie Trinket in 'The Hunger Games'. Trinket is a beaurocrat, an escort for death-match participants and a bubbly airhead. In that order.

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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)

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Jennifer Lawrence Wins ‘Hunger Games’ Tween Movie Jackpot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-wins-hunger-games-tween-movie-jackpot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-wins-hunger-games-tween-movie-jackpot/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 06:59:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202125 Lawrence officially did get the part in 'Hunger Games', a film franchise that's getting hyped as the new 'Twilight'. *Confetti*

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Remember when we reported a few days ago that Winter’s Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence was the front runner to star in Hunger Games, the hot property that’s being hyped, along with every other movie in development, as the next Twilight? Here’s the link. I’ll wait for you to read that post.

Done? Great. Now here’s the story’s startling conclusion: Lawrence did get the part. *Confetti* To land that role, she had to beat out every other young actress in Hollywood (actually young, not wearing a bunch of blush and putting your hair in pigtails young), including Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). Presumably she signed on for the upcoming sequels as well, because Lionsgate assumes they’re gonna be making a lot of sequels… Two to be exact.

Lawrence plays the role of Katniss (cat hiss?), a girl from our bleak future who puts her life on the line to save her village in a dystopian survival contest. Since the sequels star Katniss, I assume she’ll be just fine. Lawrence will be fine too, if the movies are as popular as the books by Suzanne Collins.

But how about guys who are dragged to a film billed as the new Twilight? Will we be fine? I do not have that information yet. Stay tuned. (TheWrap)

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Jennifer Lawrence Winnning Dystopian Catfight For ‘Hunger Games’ Lead? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-winnning-dystopian-catfight-for-hunger-games-lead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-lawrence-winnning-dystopian-catfight-for-hunger-games-lead/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 04:33:24 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201387 Every young actress in Hollywood is after the lead in 'Hunger Games', based on the first in a series of dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins, that are apparently similar to - what else? - 'Twilight'.

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Every young actress in Hollywood is after the lead in Hunger Games, based on the first in a series of dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins, that are apparently similar to – what else? – Twilight. You’d think every studio executive was bitten by vampires, the way these Twilight wannabes keep coming. And who can blame actresses like Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Abigail Breslin (Zombieland) for wanting a little chunk of that Twilight change.

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.

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