Word on the street is that casting is underway for The Hunger Games, the popular teen novel series that Lionsgate is hoping to score big with. Already in talks for the male lead is Alex Pettyfer (as long as he doesn’t botch it with his ‘tude problem). But the female part is up for grabs, though sources say Jennifer Lawrence is close to nabbing the role (and a major paycheck). However, there are some other hot young actresses still trying to get their hands on the role.
About 10 actresses are vying for the part, including Jennifer’s fellow Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld. Other girls in the running include Sairose Ronan and Abigail Breslin. The film is slated to come out in about a year. I guess it just depends on what direction the filmmakers choose, because those choices couldn’t be more different. Who would you pick?