24 Frames

Movies: Past, present and future

« Previous | 24 Frames Home | Next »

'Hunger Games' update: Elizabeth Banks official; tributes from District 3 and 4 named

April 28, 2011 | 12:30 pm

Elizabethbanks Casting for "The Hunger Games" is moving along at quite a clip. Lionsgate announced Thursday that Elizabeth Banks has sealed her deal to play the insufferable Effie Trinket, the perky escort to heroine Katniss Everdeen and her fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, when they enter into the games.

Banks, an avid tweeter, confirmed her involvement on her feed. "Yes, And I can now confirm I'm Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. So excited!" She continues with the common refrain uttered by the Capitol, the dogmatic government that hosts the annual games, "May the odds be ever in your favor!"

Also confirmed are the tributes for District 3 and 4. Lionsgate has named newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott to District 3, which specializes in electronics, while Ethan Jamieson and Tara Macken will play the kids from the wealthy District 4.

Prescott's biggest claim to date is doing stunts for "Red Dawn's" Isabel Lucas and in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" while Macken's stunts have spanned television shows such as "Glee" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" and features such as the recently released "The Lincoln Lawyer" and the upcoming "Battleship." Perhaps this means that these smaller parts, while light in content, will be action-heavy during the games.

-- Nicole Sperling

RELATED:

Photos: Meet the cast/characters of 'Hunger Games'

"Hunger Games": How director Gary Ross got the gig

Suzanne Collins: Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful

"The Hunger Games": Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth complete the love triangle

Photo: Elizabeth Banks. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images

 

 


 
Comments () | Archives (1)

The comments to this entry are closed.

I think Elizabeth Banks is perfect for Effie. I love how the casting is going so far.


Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video







Categories


Archives
 



Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: