Fotot tillhör Kevin Abosch
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 22, 2011- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES are pleased to announce that actress has been cast in the role of Katniss and Primrose Everdeen’s mother in the much anticipated film adaptation of ’ worldwide smash hit novel.
Paula Malcomson joins talented young actresses in the roles of her daughters - Jennifer Lawrenceas series heroine Katniss Everdeen, and Willow Shields as little sister Primrose. Josh Hutchersonhas been cast as Peeta Mellark, with Liam Hemsworth in the role of Gale Hawthorne. Amandla Stenberg in the role of Rue, DayoOkeniyi as her District 11 partner Thresh, and and Jack Quaid as District 1’s Glimmer and Marvel round out the cast of the fellow tributes drafted to join Katniss and Peeta in the arena.
Said producer Nina Jacobson of the choice, ““Katniss and Prim’s mother has come back from the depths of despair. Her husband has been killed, resources are scarce and she must live in fear that either one of her daughters could be forced to participate in the Hunger Games. Needless to say, we needed an actress with some gravitas – someone who could really transport herself, and audiences, to a place as tough as District 12. Paula has appeared in some really top notch TV shows that are both extremely gritty and extremely imaginative, and she was the perfect choice for this role.”
Malcomson is represented by UTA, and manager Seven Summits. Her most recent credits include the HBO series DEADWOOD, and the SyFy series CAPRICA. Last year she had a season long arc on the F/X series SONS OF ANARCHY.
Thanks for contacting me. Did you know that Stenberg is a Swedish name? My father is actually Danish and was born and raised in Copenhagen. In 2007, I visited Denmark and had an amazing time visiting with family and friends - even though it rained the entire three weeks we were there. :)
I never got the chance to meet my Danish grandparents, Tage and Ena Stenberg who are both deceased. But I have a violin that belonged to Tage. My grandmother, Ena, was from Greenland so I'm part Inuit. She was a radio personality and singer in Denmark who performed with a group called Mik that sang at the World's Fair in New York in 1964. Someday I want to track down her recordings so I can hear her.
This may be more than you want to know about my Danish heritage, but because you're in Sweden, I thought you might be interested. Plus I'm proud of my Scandinavian roots!
I am so excited to be playing Rue in THE HUNGER GAMES. Because I was already a fan of the books - I've read the first one five times - the audition process was really exciting. I'm looking forward to working Gary Ross and the rest of the HUNGER GAMES cast and crew. And I just know that meeting Suzanne Collins will be a real thrill. I read an interview in which she said that she's planning to be on set when Rue dies. OMG!!!
There's a bunch of information on my website. It should help with any basic info you need.
And may the odds be ever in your favor!
Elizabeth Banks is in talks to star in “Hunger Games” as Effie Trinket, the flighty bureaucrat who wrangles the young death-match contestants to their fates, Variety’s Justin Kroll exclusively reports. Also joining the cast are Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi, who will play Rue and Thresh. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are already attached as leads to the project based on the wildly popular books, which Lionsgate hopes will be Hollywood’s next “Twilight”-sized phenomenon.