The Hunger Games movie, still without a confirmed director (although Gary Ross was thought to be in negotiations), apparently has a finished, Suzanne Collins-penned screenplay. We know this because two actresses, Kaya Scodelario and Lyndsy Fonseca, have let it slip they’re in possession of The Hunger Games script. Scodelario tweeted the revelation and Fonseca exposed as much at the New York Comic Con. If this is true, and it seems to be legit, the folks in the casting department at Lionsgate are going the right direction. Just take a peek at the pics below of Scodelario (left) and Fonseca (right). Again, as much as I love Chloe Moretz, the rumors of her as Katniss Everdeen make me a little grumpy.
Casting Scodelario or Fonseca would fit the bill of finding an unknown to portray the “girl on fire,” as both actresses resumes, particularly Scodelario’s, are devoid of anything huge and noteworthy. Scodelario got her start on a British television series called Skins and has since appeared in Moon and Clash of the Titans, while Fonseca is probably more recognizable for small roles in Kick-Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine.
If I were the casting director for The Hunger Games and had to decide between these two lovely actresses, I would pick Kaya Scodelario in a heartbeat. She has striking, sharp features and an effortless beauty that leads me to believe she could pull of the sweet and salty look and disposition that readers of the novel know inhabits the character of Katniss. Plus, to pull the age card, she’s 18 and Fonseca is 23.
Which one of these actresses would you pick as Katniss Everdeen for The Hunger Games movie? If these two aren’t up to snuff, who else would you suggest?