THE HUNGER GAMES Latest Cast Member

Lionsgate has been spinning marketing gold out of each new casting announcement for the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Yesterday, the studio announced that the role of tyrannical President Snow, the ruler of the dystopian universe Panem, will be played by veteran actor Donald Sutherland.

If you need a quick review, the online version of E! offers a handy scorecard of the cast.

The film is scheduled for release on March 23, 2012. Directed by Gary Ross, it has begun shooting in North Carolina.

Now that The Hunger Games is set, the media is turning their attention to the casting of The Mortal Instruments based on the first three books in the series by Cassandra Clare.

Actress Lily Collins (The Blind Side) won the lead earlier and Jamie Campbell Bower just scored the male lead as Jace. He plays King Arthur in the Starz cable channel series, Camelot.

One Response to “THE HUNGER GAMES Latest Cast Member”

  1. Jarvis Says:

    I guess I really missed the boat on this book, apparently it’s as big of a deal as it was for Twilight hitting Hollywood. I’m guessing I should pick it up.