Chloe Moretz Joining ‘The Hunger Games’? [Updated]

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 23rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm,

[UPDATE: It seems that Chloe Moretz' "huge project" might actually be Tim Burton's Dark Shadows adaptation. Scroll down for more information.]

Since Jennifer Lawrence officially landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in director Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games adaptation, attention has shifted towards prospective actors in contention for the parts of significant male characters like Peeta and Gale.

However, there’s also the role of Katniss’ younger sister, Primrose (Prim for short) to consider as well. Reading between the lines of recent comments by Kick-Ass‘ Hit Girl (14-year-old actress Chloe Moretz), it’s possible that Ross may have already found his Prim.

Moretz revealed to MTV recently that she’s “just booked a huge project… You’re gonna die when you find out, it’s huge!” There are obviously numerous films that the young starlet could be referring to – for all we know right now, the project in question could be Superman: Man of Steel – but Moretz’ past connection to the Hunger Games adaptation makes that the most likely (and obvious) possibility for the time being.

For those unfamiliar with Suzanne Collins’ original novel: the plot of the dystopian story is set in motion when Prim is selected to participate in the titular competition, a gladiatorial-style match in which teens fight one another to the death to illustrate the ruling government’s might. Katniss decides to save her sibling from a potentially terrible fate and enters The Hunger Games herself.

While the casting of Moretz in a smaller part like Prim might seem curious, it ought to be mentioned that the character plays a much more significant role in the third Hunger Games novel, “Mockingjay” – and Lionsgate is definitely making plans to turn the entirety of Collins’ trilogy into a blockbuster film franchise.

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Moretz in ‘Kick-Ass’.

Moretz has garnered numerous accolades for her performances in films like 500 Days of Summer, Kick-Ass, and Let Me In over the past couple of years. The role of Prim in The Hunger Games would be slightly different since it would involve Moretz playing more of a regular teen girl, as opposed to one who seems wise beyond her years, is a deadly foul-mouthed assassin, a centuries-old vampire, or a quirky character archetype in an indie rom-com. icon wink Chloe Moretz Joining The Hunger Games? [Updated]

Lawrence and Moretz are also both the proper age and possess the right looks to be convincing as a pair of sisters onscreen. While a number of fans have already decried the casting of Lawrence as Katniss – enough to prompt public rebuttals from both Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins – her being set for the role makes the casting of Moretz as Prim all the more reasonable.

We’ll let you know what project Moretz is set to join, be it The Hunger Games or not, when more information is released.

Update: It seems that Moretz may actually be starring in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows adaptation, which begins filming soon. This rumor can be traced back to an IMDB post that broke word of Thomas McDonell joining Dark Shadows two days before the news became official.

Here’s what the post says (via Badass Digest and /Film):

Please don’t quote me on this, but I heard from a fairly reliable inside source that Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass, Let Me In) is going to play Carolyn (which surprised me a bit), and that Thomas McDonell (Disney’s upcoming Prom) is going to play “young Barnabas,” which makes sense as he does definitely resemble Johnny Depp…

Anyway, I’m fairly certain this is good info, but I guess we’ll find out for sure soon enough!

Source: MTV

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  1. What if she played Rue. She’s already a complete badass. It sorta makes sense

    • isnt rue black? i dont know for sure.

  2. I can assure you that Chloe has not been awarded the part of Prim.

    They had auditions this week and the part has not been awarded especially as of last Friday.

  3. Yeah she made that statement last Friday. I think she is too old. They should select a 10 or 11 year old so that they can grow with the film. Kids these days look way older than what they are. Must be the hormones in the milk! There are plenty of unknown actors that could get a breakout performance on the roles of Rue and Prim.

    • There Are more synthetics in the diet these days, this has an effect on the growth/ development on every species on earth.
      There is fish that is in danger of dying out because of this, kids that get theire period at the age of 4, and the mobility of sperm is going down (rapidly)… …so enjoy life now, because it all seems to be going downhill from here

      To#sandy: how is it possible to read that from moritz statement, seriously… …i Think of myself as a great “inbetwen” Lines reader, and i couldnt read Jack sh&# from this statement (other then the obvious, she has landes a big/cool gig), did she say it in context to hunger games the movie, sorry but i really do not understand how this News came to be…

      J

    • SERIOUSLY.

      I want to audition. Not for Prim or Rue–I’m sixteen–but for someone like Clove.

      I’m really REALLY hoping they do some sort of open casting call.

  4. Rue’s supposed to be african american, i think is what i read on another article.

    Prim is supposed to be 12 in the first book though.. Chloe’s going to be way older than that by the time they make the third movie

  5. It wouldn’t be the first time that an actor has been older than the character they are portraying. You guys do know how old Jennifer Lawrence is right? She is portraying a teenager when she is in her twenties.

    They make things work. Chloe Mortez could very well be Prim.

    • by twenties do you mean 20? good god. chill out. she can play a sixteen year olds . the girl who plays haley on modern family is in her twenties, like 24!

  6. shes the queen of /b/

  7. Couldn’t she be talking about Kick-Ass 2? That’s what my monopoly money is on.

    • Just an FYI – sadly, the most recent word on Kick-Ass 2 from screenwriter Jane Goldman is that it won’t be happening for a while.

  8. Lawrence and Moretz are not really convincing as sisters. Moretz also does not really fit the character of Primrose; not because Moretz can’t be innocent, but because Prim is especially tender and fragile. Hailee Steinfeld would be a better fit to act that role. Anyway, if Moretz did land a big role and it is on Hunger Games then it most likely would be Prim. I feel she would be better fit for Rue. But, Rue, as described by Katniss, has dark brown skin.

  9. What I would like to know is, what possible part could she up for in Man of Steel? She is to young to play Lucy,Lana,Chloe ( she looks a little like her), or Supergirl. Even if they give Jimmy a sex change, the same thing applies.

  10. So now she’s in Dark Shadows? Will that be a prequel to Let Me In? :-)

    • no, dark shadows is based on a gothic soap opera with the same name.

  11. She’s playing ‘Emily the Strange”.She would be a great Prim,but I don’t see Lionsgate forking out that cash for her in a role for a moderate star.

  12. Yes, Rue is African-American and that was confirmed by Gary Ross in an interview after Jennifer Lawrence was announced she was casted as Katniss.

  13. Prim is described as being as beautiful as the Primrose she was named after. I do not think this describes Chloe at all! She’s too rude for this role

  14. Why would anyone have a problem with the casting of J. Lawrence? She seems absolutely ideal as the character isn’t that far off the one she played in Winters Bone.

    • Love Jennifer. She is just what is needed in Hollywood right now.

  15. and she very beautiful

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