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Way To Rub Salt In Willow Smith’s Wounds, Lionsgate

Meghan leads a highly intellectual discussion of the Prim (plus District 1 tributes) casting for The Hunger Games.

Way To Rub Salt In Willow Smith’s Wounds, Lionsgate

Lionsgate casting directors, I do believe YOU are on fire this week! Not only do you have us already sobbing into our beers over Rue's death with your casting of sweet little Amandla Stenberg, you've given us a Prim we'd all jump into the arena to protect. At this rate, all I can do is hope I'm not relaxing my guard too much only to have you spear me in the throat with your Haymitch and Cinna casting!

Ladies and Brian, here's your darling little duck:

Willow Shields as Prim


Seriously, look at that fragile-yet-fierce little face? How can you not want to save it, and how proud are you going to be when she's all grown up? I'm also loving how Lionsgate is bringing in several newcomers (thanks for adding Dayo Okeniyi to our casting lists, bee tee dubs), even if they're all just there to die.

Of course, since they didn't get one celebrespawn to play Rue, they had to get a different one for Marvel with Jack Quaid. At least he doesn't look TOO much like the Joker, and looks the right age -- unlike Leven Rambin, who will be playing Glimmer. Gorgeous or not, girl looks like she could be Katniss's mom. Guess they really DO feed them well in District 1! (yeah, I know she's only 21).

Jack Quaid as Marvel

Leven Rambin as Glimmer

So, what do y'all think? Would you send them silver parachutes (JUST NOT TO PRIM, OK?!?)? Also, what's your opinion of Elizabeth Banks as Effie?


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Meghan Miller's photo About the Author: Meghan is an erstwhile librarian in exile from Texas and writer for Forever Young Adult. She loves books, cooking and homey things like knitting and vintage cocktails. Although she’s around books all the time, she doesn’t get to read as much as she’d like.