Panic begins to set in. I can’t stay here. Flight is essential. … But I can’t let my fear show.
We’re learning more about The Hunger Games movie bit by bit – including snippets of information about who may or may not have the script (especially for the role of Katniss). Now Entertainment Weekly has managed to get a hold of an early draft of it – with a double page feature in their latest edition.
The script, wrtten by Suzanne Collins and then worked on a bit further by screenwriteter Billy Ray is set to have a PG-13 rating so it remains appropriate for the book’s teen readers. EW points out that the draft script includes a detailed retelling of the Games themeselves, which we all know are a brutal blood sport in which teenage tributes are forced into a televised fight to the death.
Producer Nina Jacobsen told EW that it’s always going to be an intense subject matter, but that you can tell the story with some restraint.
Who will play the girl on fire? It’s still early in the casting process for the upcoming movie adaptation of The Hunger Games, but there are already some names popping up in connection with the much-desired lead role of Katniss Everdeen. The heavily fan-touted Skins actress Kaya Scodelario apparently tweeted yesterday that she had received “a certain script for a film based on a book,” referring to the Suzanne Collins-penned screenplay. The tweets were later deleted, but a screen capture can be found here. Additionally, Lyndsy Fonseca of Kick-Ass and Nikita told NextMovie at New York Comic Con that she was also sent the script. Not to toot our own Magic 8-Ball—it usually just says “Ask Again Later”—but this means that for now it’s basically EW’s pick vs. EW readers’ pick. Except…there are rumors abounding that Fonseca’s Kick-Ass co-star Chloe Moretz is lobbying for the part as well, which puts the age range of our potential Katnisses from 13 all the way to 23. Clearly there’s still a ways to go before we find out definitively who will be notching her first arrow as The Hunger Games heroine, but what do you think of the options so far? Is Moretz too young? Fonseca too old? Scodelario too just right? All three are hoping the odds will be ever in their favor, but there can only be one Katniss Everdeen. Who gets your vote?
So it looks like the scripts are definitely out there for the Hunger Games movie and casting is underway. We found out yesterday that Lyndsy Fonseca was about to read the script and now via Twitter we also learn that Kaya Scodelario is also being considered.
She is the one that most fans have said they’d like to play the role of Katniss Everdeen. Born in 1992, she is an English actress and model best known for her role as Effy Stonem in the E4 drama Skins.
I can’t wait to find out who’s being considered for Peeta and Gale.
Here’s Kaya’s tweets about the Hunger Games movie: