Lionsgate has chosen Willow Shields, a newcomer, The Primrose Everdeen a interpretar en “The Hunger Games”, The study was announced today.
The character is the younger sister of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence.
She joins a cast that includes Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
In a written statement, Director Gary Ross said:
“It's very exciting to find an amazing young actress as we have just met. Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways is the cornerstone of the story.”
Based on a novel by Suzanne Collins “The Hunger Games” is the first of a trilogy and has sold 3 million copies in the United States.
Lionsgate has high hopes for the film, he hopes to become a mega-franchise to rival potential revenue “Twilight” which belongs to Summit.
Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit”) is directing the film, to be released 23 March 2012.
Billy Ray (“Shattered Glass”, “State of Play “) wrote the screenplay. Nina Jacobson, Jim Miller and I are taking Alli Shearmur.