Actress Jennifer Lawrence, whose name was nominated for Oscars for her role in Winter's Bone, has officially signed to act in the movie Hunger Games, which is an upcoming film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins young adult novel. The Winter's Bone star will play heroine Katniss Everdeen in it.
Earlier, the names of Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin were being considered for the female lead in the film Hunger Games. Rumors of Lawrence acting in it started making rounds in Hollywood late last week. Till then she had neither got the offer nor any negotiation had taken place between her and the movie bosses.
Gary Ross, who is directing Hunger Games, has now confirmed the news about her cast. "Katniss requires a young actress with strength, depth, complexity, tenderness and power. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades," the Hollywood Reporter quotes Ross as saying.
The movie movie is being produced by Nina Jacobson and her Color Force banner. "Jennifer's just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never though we'd find somebody this perfect for the role," THR reportes Suzanne Collins as sayying about Jennifer.