Yup. So it looks like it’s going to be Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in the upcoming Hunger Games adaptation. Which is cool. I think I was secretly hoping for Hailee Steinfeld (from True Grit, and another Oscar nominee). But I thought Jennifer was great in Winter’s Bone and if it wasn’t gonna be Hailee, I think I’m okay with this choice.
Honestly, I’m still not really sure how I feel about an adaptation of Hunger Games overall. As much as I love Harry Potter, most of the adaptations of YA series into films have been underwhelming at best. Golden Compass anyone?
Hunger Games is a great book though and its two sequels are also very enjoyable. My fingers are crossed for a good movie. I’d love to read that script…
News from the Hollywood Reporter: Jennifer Lawrence to star in Hunger Games