May 24, 2011


Can someone who has read The Hunger Games tell me how many roles there are left to cast?  30?  50?  872?  Yesterday, we reported that Lenny Kravitz had been cast as Cinna and this morning we have yet another piece of Hunger Games casting (fun fact: if movie websites don’t report a piece of Hunger Games casting once every 24 hours, they’ll explode).  Deadline reports that talented character actor Toby Jones will play “the host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci.”  A character name would be helpful to those of us who haven’t read the book, but whatever.  I checked the Wikipedia page for a character matching that description, but we already know that Tucci is playing Caesar Flickerman, so I’m not sure where Jones fits in.

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.  Hit the jump for the official synopsis.  The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


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