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.