The latest Hunger Games casting news doesn’t concern one of the 24 tributes, but it’s a very pivotal character: Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ younger sister who originally gets chosen for the Hunger Games. Katniss’ decision to take her place spurs into motion the events of the first book (and really, the whole trilogy).
Lionsgate has cast another unknown, Willow Shields, to play vulnerable young Prim. Shields — who is a dead ringer for Soul Surfer star AnnaSophia Robb — has appeared in the USA series In Plain Sight; in a fantastic bit of timing, her TV movie Beyond the Blackboard airs on CBS this Sunday.
For the record, we had Samara from The Ring playing Prim in our “opposite day” Hunger Games casting gallery.