So like the rest of the world, I’m pretty darn excited about the Hunger Games movie next month! I’ve even got the hubs ready to go watch it with me. After seeing the promo posters, I have to admit I was a little disappointed in some of the casting, initially. I’m sure once I see them all in action the actors will start to “fit” as the characters. But since this is the internet, in my dream world this is who would play my version of the characters of The Hunger Games movie:
Katniss – Michelle Trachtenberg
She looks young and innocent but can play a tough girl too. Katniss is no pushover.
Peeta – Ed Speelers (aka Eragon)
Nice, sweet, non-threatening, dead sexy. Team Peeta for life!
Gale – Ian Somerhalder
Of Vampire Diaries fame. Smoldering? Check. Bad boy? Check. Able to take down a government with a single brow twitch? Double Check! Ian’s got thirty different expressions he can pull off with his eyes alone. If they could make him seem just a bit younger (though VD is supposed to be high schoolers, so maybe it’s not completely off) he is my dream Gale. Please send me off into the woods alone with this sexy beast.
Prim – Elle Fanning
Haymitch – Chris Bauer
I see Haymitch as a rather unattractive, beer-bellied alcoholic. If you’re a True Blood fan, Officer Andy Bellefleur is a perfect fit! Grow out his hair a little, toss a bottle in his hand and he’s good to go.
Effie – Blake Lively
She’s the perfect no-nonsense, career driven lady!
Cato – Paul Wesley
What can I say? I love the Vampire Diaries! Paul looks like he could pretty much kill everybody in about two seconds flat anyway. So why wouldn’t he make the perfect Cato?!
Marvel – Mark Salling (aka Puck from Glee)
Marvel is the one who kills Rue. I thought Mark would be intense enough to actually pull off killing a little 12 year old girl.
Foxface -Emma Stone
See it?! Yes. I would only be sad that her part is so small. I love Emma Stone.
Thresh – Djimon Hansou’s hypothetical younger brother
When I think of a man who can kick some ass, I think of him. Just look at him, he’s a beast! I would not want to be on his bad side. Ever. If only he had a mid-20’s brother who would make the perfect Thresh…
Rue – Willow Smith
She’s definitely got the will to win. I think she could play sweet and innocent very well, and probably have a killer death scene!
And from the future books/movies…
Finnick – Zac Efron
I know, High School Musical, really? But I always saw Finnick as the pretty boy in the books, and a major charmer. Zac Efron really has the range to pull that off. Plus, he’s supposed to be totally ripped and in his mid 20’s. Perfect fit!
Johanna – Naya Rivera
Nobody plays a tough bitch better than Naya.
Who would you have playing your favorite Hunger Games characters? Are you happy with the casting roles?