The Hunger Games Casting Rumor: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen?

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The Twilight Saga just started filming its final two movies. Harry Potter and company will say goodbye this fall.

Don't worry, though, there's a new movie franchise on the way to take the place of these iconic adventures: The Hunger Games, the first book in a trilogy about young men and women who fight to the death in front of a worldwide audience, will hit the big screen next year.

Casting is underway for this sci-fi, futuristic thriller, with fans chiming in on their ideal choice for the story's heroine, Katniss Everdeen. The leading contender, according to E! News and other sources? Jennifer Lawrence.

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The studio is reportedly "very interested" in the recent Oscar nominee. Other actresses under consideration include Dakota Fanning and Chloe Moretz.

What do you think, Hunger Games fans? Would Lawrence make a believable Katniss, provided she dyed her blonde hair dark, of course?

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Hazylmarie

OMG, I just started reading his series! I'm so excited to finish and for the movie to come out! I think it'll be better than Twilight. :D Jodelle Ferland dressed up as Katniss for Halloween... I thought she looked pretty cool. :)

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Oh, and before I forget, I think Kyra Sedgwick would make a kick-ass Effie Trinket. And idk, but maybe Jonathan Lipnicki (he was the boy in Stuart Little and Jerry McGuire, but he's all grown up and hot now) could play Peeta.

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the books r awesome I cant wait 4 the movie 2 come out

Ginaa

Looks like I gotta pick up these books!

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i thought they wanted an "underfed" katniss......

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Um...isn't Lawrence a little old for the role? Aren't Moretz or Steinfeld closer to the character's actual age? Wondering...

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Noooooo! Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss would just ruin the movie! I agree with Samantha, we need a fiesty brunette who has an edgy look! Not Jennifer please! I really hope this is not true! Just because she is a good actress does not mean she fits the character! I hope the casting director can see that.

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LOVE the books, but will NOT be interested in seeing this movie if Dakota Fanning is cast!! The other choices are perfect, just not Dakota!

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NOOOOOOOO we need a fiesty brunette with a stare that could kill you

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Yes!!!!!! I saw Winter's Bone and I was blown away. She's PERFECT! And i could see her hunting and caring for her family. I HOPE THIS IS TRUE.