Stanley Tucci Is Caesar Flickerman In ‘The Hunger Games’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 13th, 2013 at 9:42 pm,

Here’s a bit of a switch: today’s casting update for The Hunger Games doesn’t involve a pair of newcomers and/or adolescent performers; instead, we get the news that Oscar-nominated character actor Stanley Tucci is the latest addition to director Gary Ross’ highly-anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-seller.

Those rumors about Tucci being offered a Hunger Games role have proven to be true; he’ll be appearing as none other than Caesar Flickerman in the film, which is expected to begin production in a matter of weeks.

Here is how Lionsgate describe Tucci’s Hunger Games character:

Caesar Flickerman is utterly familiar to all the citizens of Panem as the [first] host of the Hunger Games. Known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality, his upbeat interviews of the 24 tributes – a boy and a girl from each of the country’s 12 districts – are presented on every television in the nation. He is famous for turning any conversation around to the positive and finding humor in even the most dire circumstances.

Tucci has been working in Hollywood for over two decades now, but he seems to have become a better-known talent over the past several years. He’s appeared in a number of popular films recently, including titles like Julie & Julia, The Lovely Bones, and Easy A – not to mention, he’ll pop up in this summer’s Captain America.

However, it’s Tucci’s turn as the witty fashion aficionado Nigel in The Devil Wears Prada that should really serve as proof enough for Hunger Games fans that he’s a great fit to play Caesar Flickerman in Ross’ film adaptation.

Stanley Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada Stanley Tucci Is Caesar Flickerman In The Hunger Games

Tucci and Meryl Streep in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

Once again – here are the roles that have been filled in The Hunger Games so far:


The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23rd, 2012.

Source: Lionsgate

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  1. I gotta say, none of the actors cast look like the characters the way I imagined them.

    • Yeah Alex I know what you mean I sort of imagined Flickerman to be sort of a cross between Charlie Rose and Pierce Brosnan. Someone Suave but able to exude a certain importance to what he’s reporting. Someone who’s collected and able to make you believe in what he’s saying. Tucci to me doesn’t seem believable, but I never sat in on the audition and it’s hard to know where his performance will take the character. Hopefully not into Dawson territory if you saw the “Running Man.”

  2. Awesome, Another oscar nominee!

  3. This is a homerun. Tucci is easily one of the most talented actors in the Universe, and this role is perfect for him. These Capitol characters have to look ridiculous but be taken seriously. In my opinion, it’s going to take a certain quality of actor to pull those parts off, and Stanley Tucci certainly has that quality.

    Aside from maybe Elizabeth Banks, this is the best cast character so far. Keep ‘em comin’!