Elizabeth Banks Also Joining the Adaptation of 'The Hunger Games'

April 19, 2011
Source: Variety

Elizabeth Banks / Hunger Games

Today we heard about some supporting roles being cast for Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hit book series The Hunger Games, but now a big name has just joined the cast as well. Variety reports Elizabeth Banks is in talks to take a role in the high profile project, and the actress will play Effie Trinket, a flaky bureaucrat who escorts her district's young death-match contestants to their fate. She'll be the one leading Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta respectively as the enter the televised event known as The Hunger Games. This is shaping up to be quite a stellar cast for the March 2012 release.

Liam Hemsworth is also part of the cast in the story of a place once known as North America where a harsh and cruel place called The Capitol keeps its districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sounds like quite a brutal story for a book series taking kids and adults by storm, but look at how gritty and intense the Harry Potter franchise has become over the past ten years. Let's hope this can measure up to that extremely lucrative franchise and still deliver a loyal adaptation for fans. Sound good?

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  • flydaddyfly
    I like the choice of banks.
  • Chad
    I doubt we will see her tatas all oiled up like in the book.
    • Anonymous
      What are you talking about?!
      • Chad
        There is a part where she is topless.
  • Ben Badgely
    Love Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence, very attractive and sexy.
  • Traveler
    I totally see it. Always thought Banks was a little annoying, perfect for Effie!
  • I have been hearing about this everywhere. Banks is very attractive and a talented actress. Can't wait for more info about this project.




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