I know I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late (hey guys!), but The Hunger Games is a really good book. I mean, it’s nothing classic but it’s still a good read and so much better than those Girl Kicking Stuff While On Fire With A Dragon Tattoo (yeah, I said it, deal with it).
And we’ve known for a while that a film adaptation would be happening with Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) at the helm. Now we know that we’ll be seeing the movie on March 23, 2012. The film will be aiming for a PG-13 rating although some people have been worried that the book is definitely R-rated material despite being a young adult novel. But with our screwed up rating system, they should be able to get away with everything they need to and still skirt by with a PG-13.
No word on casting yet, though that should change soon enough. I can’t be the only one who thought that True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld would be perfect for the part. That is a general consensus, right? Granted, I read the book after watching the movie, so my judgment could be off (wouldn’t be the first time) but she could nail this role on the head. She’s tough but loving and has proved herself a capable actress, holding her own opposite Jeff Bridges AND Matt Damon. Not an easy feat for a fourteen year old.