I promise, this is almost over. The Hunger Games casting I mean. When Lionsgate started strategically releasing the cast members who were set to play nameless kids marched to their deaths in a televised battle royal, we debated how to handle it. Eventually we settled on the fact that The Hunger Games is a massive property and it should all be covered. So, once we started, it’s kind of our duty to see it through. Finally though, the slow trickle of names is nearing an end. The Hunger Games has begun shooting in North Carolina under the direction of Gary Ross and, in March of next year, we’ll finally get to see Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson fight for their lives. I would bet we evensee a trailer of some sort at Comic Con.

Only a few key roles have yet to be filled and three of them were just announced. Amber Chaney (far left) will play Lavinia the avox, a girl who is punished by the Capitol by having her tongue cut out and forced to serve others, while Kimiko Gelman (middle) will play Venia and Mad TV’s Nelson Ascencio (far right) will play Flavius, two members of Katniss’ prep team, which means they’ll be working with Cinna (Lenny Kravitz). We’ll explain each role a bit more after the jump. Read More »