‘Hunger Games’ casts Thresh and Rue — EXCLUSIVE (via Inside Movies)

Rue looks absolutely precious! I am pleased with this casting, although I still wish they had been willing to cast some people of color and unknown actors in some of the bigger roles.

Hunger Games casts Thresh and Rue -- EXCLUSIVEThe Hunger Games adaptation has already found its District 12 tributes in Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta). Now, Lionsgate has set its sights on District 11: EW has confirmed exclusively that the studio has cast Hollywood newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg as Thresh and Rue in the adaptation of the Suzann … Read More

via Inside Movies

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New Release Tuesday, 4/05

It’s finally here! Today you can pick up Gayle Forman’s new book, Where She Went. You can read my review of the book here.

And once you’ve read the book, check out this video tour of NYC with the author:

Other new releases today are Holly Black’s Red Glove (book two in the Curse Workers series) and Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels (book four in the Mortal Instruments series). You can check out my review of Red Glove, which I loved, here.

Peeta and Gale Cast in ‘Hunger Games’ Movie

Well, it appears all of our leads have finally been cast for The Hunger Games. Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) will be playing Gale, and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are Alright) will be playing Peeta.

I’m still not thrilled with the choices for Katniss and Gale, both of whom I think are far too blond and fair, but I think Josh Hutcherson is a great choice for Peeta. He’ll be able to pull off Peeta’s self-deprecating humor,vulnerability, and charm.