Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here's some interesting HG news: The director of the HG movie has finally been announced. also THERE IS HG MOVIE CASTING NEWS. I know a LOT of you have been interested...
Here is the article from SpeakEasy:
It’s already one of the most heated games in Hollywood and on the Web: speculating who will be cast in the coming film adaptation of “The Hunger Games.” Today, the Lionsgate film studio signaled an official start to this contest, confirming to Speakeasy that casting director Debra Zane has been hired to flesh out the novel’s dystopian world for the screen. In author Suzanne Collins’s best-selling trilogy of futuristic youth fiction, the studio hopes it has the makings of a “Twilight”-size franchise.
In summing up Zane’s strengths, the studio also laid out the challenge the casting director faces with “Hunger Games.” That is, casting “the people you imagined [as the characters] but not the ones you expected,” says Alli Shearmur, president of motion picture production for Lionsgate.
Zane is a Hollywood veteran whose resume includes “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” the coming two-part finale to the vampire juggernaut. Having worked with “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross previously on films such as “Seabiscuit” and “Pleasantville,” she was widely expected to get the job.
For “Hunger Games,” Zane’s task is to people a post-apocalyptic America where an authoritarian government runs a contest that’s part reality TV, part gladiatorial death match. The twist: the contestants picked by lottery are children. The most closely watched role is that of 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, a gray-eyed archer who volunteers for the bloodsport to spare her sister.
The filmmakers, including Ross and producer Nina Jacobson, have said they’re open to casting actors who are unknown (a relative term) in the lead roles. Shearmur says, “The movie-star elements of the franchise are the books and the characters Suzanne Collins created.” But don’t expect Zane to conduct an “American Idol” style cattle call. Instead, she’ll likely use professional channels to cast a wide net. The stated goal: creating a level playing field for candidates ranging from, say, a promising young theater actor to an emerging screen star, such as 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, whose “Hunger Games” stock has shot up since she anchored the hit “True Grit.”
Shearmur emphasizes that no actors have auditioned yet, but fans and bloggers have been speculating on the casting process for months. And many have launched online campaigns on behalf of the actors they think embody the characters as they imagine them. For instance, the site Reelz Channel recently launched a poll encompassing not just the handful of lead roles, but also a dozen other characters in the book.
“There is this fan ardor and frankly good ideas that you don’t want to discount. We’re definitely paying attention to it,” Shearmur says.
Whoo hoo! YESSS! Come on people, dance, rejoice! The HG Movie production is FINALLY underway! AND their open to UNKNOWN TALENT!!! :D
I'm so glad to see the HG Movie taking off! Aren't you? Let me know in the comments below. Keep your emails coming, I love hearing from all of you!
I'll be back soon.
May the odds EVER be in your favor!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Hey Everyone!How was your holidays? Enjoy the break? I know I did. ;)
Ok, so I have an idea. I think we should start our OWN district. District 14. It can be filled with our own HG news. People who read this blog have been emailing be with tips and ideas, also with their own casting ideas! A special THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to try and talk to me I love getting emails from you guys and I look forward to hearing from you guys!
We can have special posts that will just feature the followers of this blog. Their artwork, ideas, thoughts, poems, fan fiction....anything! Also, if you are interested in a part of the HG movie, email me and I can try and feature you here!
I'm really excited and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! Let me know if your interested by email:
May the odds EVER be in your favor!