‘The Hunger Games’ Chooses Its District 5 Tributes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 9:14 pm,

These seemingly endless casting updates for The Hunger Games WILL come to an end eventually; for the time being, however, there are still more “tribute” roles to be officially filled in the popular literary adaptation. That’s to say nothing of the plethora of significant supporting parts in the film, which have already attracted the attention of several noteworthy names.

Newcomers Jacqueline Emerson and Chris Mark are the most recent confirmed additions to the Hunger Games cast – and even more names are likely to be added to the cast list in the very near future.

EW revealed recently that Emerson is set to portray the District 5 “tribute” Foxface, a sly and clever warrior who never speaks a word in Suzanne Collin’s original novel. Mark – another relative unknown with previous experience as a stunt performer in pics like The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – will play the part of Emerson’s nameless male counterpart in The Hunger Games.

For those new to the game, here’s the lowdown on the plot of The Hunger Games (see what I did there?):

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

The Hunger Games fan art The Hunger Games Chooses Its District 5 Tributes

Here is the most up-to-date roster of stars confirmed for director Gary Ross’ Hunger Games movie:

As mentioned before: there are still numerous “tribute” roles to be cast and a number of adult character parts that look to be filled by more experienced talent in the future. Per usual, we’ll keep you updated.

The Hunger Games is prepped to hit theaters on March 23rd, 2012.

Source: EW

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  1. Looks a bit more like Meerkat face, but I spose it’ll do. :)

  2. The only thing i haaaaate ever is i think that Josh Hutcherson should play Gale and Liam Hemsworth should play Peeta. i imagined Gale to have dark hair and i imagined Peeta to be big, buff, with blonde hair and waay maniler, bigger looking than Gale… i love the character picks, just think they should be switched. this news about this movie being made is making me sick to ma stomach with excitement!! XDDD

    • That IS really true. But I do think Katniss and Gale should be at least partially Italian. Also I don’t think they put the right person for Prin I pictured her smaller. I also think the person who was Galinda in the brodway musical Wicked should be Effie, and Jim carrey as Ceasar Flickerman and clint Eastwood Should be Snow.

  3. I am also very excited for Hunger Games I have been waiting for this movie for about 3 years, so I have big expectations which I know everyone does. But I do no think Liam should be Peeta because he is too old to play that role. Also I wish that they chose a younger Katniss. Jennifer is a great actress, but she looks nothing like Katniss (which I know they can change, but still).

  4. very true susan. I also hope that they get the story line right

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