Amandla Stenberg

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Sort-Of New Hunger Games Stills Released

Lionsgate has done all of us a heavy and released a mostly fresh batch of The Hunger Games stills to ogle. While the countdown to March 23 continues, we’re pretty much champing at the bit to get out hands on it, so we’re excited about the “new” photos Lionsgate released this week, even if we’re pretty sure we’ve seen them all before. There are some photos that were previously exclusives with other magazines and sites, like the one of Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in a scene that we know is going to make us bawl — when Katniss volunteers herself instead of Rue — as well as one of Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hutcherson as Cinna, Haymitch and Peeta discussing strategy, and a behind-the-scenes shot of Jennifer in the forest. There are also stills of what we’ve seen in the trailer, such as the one of Amandla Stenberg as Rue, warrior Katniss holding a bow, and Katniss and Liam Hemsworth‘sĀ Gale in the meadow and the one we included above, of Katniss being led to the arena. But yeah, so what if it’s all familiar territory? We don’t want the whole darn movie spoiled for us!

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[Photos via Lionsgate]

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The Hunger Games Casts Thresh And Rue

The producers of The Hunger Games have been busy fleshing out the cast of their film, and they’ve just announced that they found two relatively unknown actors to play two of the more well-loved characters, District 11 tributes Thresh and Rue. Newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg will portray the young tributes forced into the Hunger Games arena with Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence). Okeniyi only has one film to his name, a feature called Slew Hampshire which has not yet been released, and twelve-year-old Stenberg has a slightly longer resume (and quite the IMDb bio which is worth a read—we love that it includes the fact that she has ridden in the Goodyear blimp), as well as her own website, AmandlaStenberg.com.

Pretty safe to say that these two won’t be unknowns for long.

[Photos: IMDb]