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Elizabeth Banks lands 'Hunger Games' role: Effie Trinket

April 28, 2011 |  4:36 pm

Elizabeth Banks will play the Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games Thanks to "The Hunger Games," Elizabeth Banks ain't starving for work -- the "30 Rock" actress has landed a major part in the upcoming film adaptation of the hit book series.

"Yes! And I can now confirm I'm EFFIE TRINKET in @TheHungerGames," the actress tweeted on Thursday, joining Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson in the cast.

The Effie role, about which Miss Banks so excitedly screams in all caps, is described as an "insufferable" escort for participants in the novel's sport, which is a hunt for food in a cold and scary futuristic North America.

On "30 Rock," Banks has a recurring role as the wife of  Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy. She'll also be seen in this year's "My Idiot Brother" opposite Paul Rudd.


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Photo: Elizabeth Banks at the 2011 Vanity Fair Academy Awards post-party. Credit: Getty Images