This is quite the exciting week for Hunger Games fans. Not only was it announced yesterday that the roles of Rue and Thresh have been cast in the film, but today we’ve learned that Elizabeth Banks is the favorite to play Effie Trinket, the wig-wearing prim and proper chaperone of Katniss and Peeta in the book trilogy. While we initially pegged Amy Poehler as the perfect Effie in our Hunger Games casting predictions, we think Banks is a pretty great choice. This leaves Haymitch and Prim as the only remaining big roles left to be cast, and at the rate we’re going, we should know those details very, very soon.
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