Actor Toby Jones who has appeared in a number of films such as The Mist, Frost/Nixon, Captain America and More has joined the growing cast of The Hunger Games. Jones will playing the host/narrator of the games alongside Stanley Tucci. Jones is a great character actor, and will make a great addition to the cast of this highly anticipated film.
Just yesterday it was officially announced that Lenny Kravitz had joined the cast of the film as Cinna. Some of the other casting includes, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Willow Shields Cast as Primrose Everdeen, Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy cast as Portia and Octavia, Woody Harrelson cast as Haymitch, Stanley Tucci cast as Caesar Flickerman, Wes Bentley Cast As Seneca Crane, Elizabeth Banks Cast As Effie Trinket, Paula Malcomson Cast As Katniss & Primrose Everdeen’s Mother, and more.
The Hunger Games takes place in the futuristic ruins of North America, which crumbled and was replaced by a Capitol and 12 districts. Each district is forced to supply 2 teenagers, between 12 and 18. They participate in The Hunger Games, a televised reality series that pits the contestants against one another in a battle to the death. The heroine is 16-year old Katniss Everdeen, a skilled hunter who’s adept with a bow and arrow. She replaces her younger sister, who was chosen in a lottery. She is joined by a baker's son who is also chosen from her dirt poor home district.
The Hunger Games is set to be released on March 23rd 2012.