First off, congratulations to Franziska for winning last week’s knock knock joke competition. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to send books overseas right now, but feel free to contact me and tell me which book I should read next. I look forward to your choice.
Okay, so I’ve been surfing around the internet a bit and I stumbled upon a most disturbing rumor. You probably know that Hunger Games is being turned into a movie. Well apparently, the rumor is that Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Lawrence are being considered for the leads of Peeta and Katniss.
If you are not familiar with these actors, take a gander:
I’m sorry, but I just don’t see it. He’s too pretty and too old, and she’s too delicate. Also, I never thought of Peeta as built, ya know? You can tell this guy has muscles in a head shot.
My personal preference would be to cast unknowns, like they did with the Harry Potter movies. Hunger Games has enough of a fan base that you don’t have to worry about names to carry the launch. But, assuming you have to go with established actors, these are not the two I would go with.
How about Hailee Steinfeld for Katniss?
Even in a princess dress, I still get the impression she would punch you in the face if you tried to steal her purse. Also, she did True Grit, so you know she’s got the survival chops. Plus, she got an Oscar nod, so she’s good.
And for Peeta. Hmmmmm. I’m past the age where I know good teenage boy actors, so the only one who springs to mind is Chord Overstreet. I still think he’s a bit too pretty.
And Haymitch has to be Jeff Bridges.
What about Rue? Or Cinna?
Post links for suggestions and we’ll see if we can collectively do better than Hollywood.
We’ll randomly select a commenter to get a book from our stacks.
Okay, time to start casting!