The Hunger Games which stars Jennifer Lawrence continues to expand its cast. Today the reps from Lionsgate emailed to inform me that two more unknowns have been cast to star in the apocalyptic film which is being adapted from the smash hit novel. Hollywood newcomers, Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg, are the latest Tributes to join the THE HUNGER GAMES as THRESH and RUE!
“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event.
Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home. The Hunger Games novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries.
Lionsgate will release “The Hunger Games” on March 23, 2012.