I am going to actually download the latest book on audio and attempt to read/participate in a discussion if people are going to host something.
*But I digress.
The real reason for my post here is to comment on the Hunger Games Movie Cast. Have you seen it? If not, let me help you out:
Gale: Miley Cyrus' boyfriend
Not bad, not bad. He has broad shoulders, this should work out. I haven't seen his, what I am sure is epic, performance in the Last Song but if he keeps his mouth shut he can't screw up Gale too much. He is very pretty.
Katniss: Jennifer Lawrence, cheerleader extraordinaire.
Honestly when I saw her blonde chick/cheerleader pics I was not impressed but then I ran across a few gems from Winter's Bone like the one above where I was like, hey.... this could work out after all. I guess I wanted a brunette with olive skin, but it looks like she might have some acting skillz. I am giving her the bene of the doubt and going to be optimistic here.
Haymitch Abernathy: Woody.
Can anyone picture Woody Harrelson drunk? Wait, I mean, can anyone NOT picture Woody Harrelson drunk? Honestly I was shocked by this but wow, great pick. I have long-loved his ability to play both a total sleazeball and a completely nice, innocent and likeable guy. Totally versatile, and totally perfect for this. Plus he is aging pretty quickly so he is just about the perfect guy to play an older-seeming lush who can kick some serious a$$ if he needs to.
Okay so I don't really care about anyone else (though casting Stanley Tucci as Caeser Flickerman gives me great hope because I have never seen him in anything lame) but the REAL reason for this post is...
Peeta: My FAVORITE child actor of all time, Josh Hutcherson
If he is not your favorite, you obviously have not seen Bridge to Terabithia, Zathura, or Firehouse Dog. Only one of those movies is any good, but he is absolutely adorable in all of them. Very sweet, but also capacity to play a tough guy character. I cannot tell you enough how much I love this kid and I think that it is perfect. He is THE ultimately likeable underdog.
So.. your thoughts?