Lionsgate has just announced the two newest members of The Hunger Games cast: Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg will play Thresh and Rue, District 11′s tributes. Both are unknowns; Okeniyi has appeared in two indie projects, and Stenberg did some dubbing work for movies like Why Did I Get Married Too? Thresh and Rue represent the agriculture-centered District 11, located somewhere in what used to be the South. (I guess our “opposite day” pick of Noah Cyrus for Rue didn’t make the cut…)
Lionsgate’s Facebook page has a chart filling in the 24 tributes — since the majority of the book’s action takes place in the Arena, be prepared to see a lot of young faces. However, the book only focuses on a handful of tributes, the ones whose names are marked on the chart: Katniss, Peeta, Thresh, Rue, Cato, Clove, Foxface, Glimmer, and Marvel. The other spots will likely be filled by extras.
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