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Jennifer Lawrence Close To Beating Out Hailee Steinfeld & More For 'Hunger Games' Role!

Mon, March 14, 2011 2:17pm EDT by Add first Comment
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The gorgeous and talented actress is at the top of the list for the much coveted role of Katniss in the popular book series!

The Hunger Games race is heading into the homestretch, and it looks like it is going to be Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence who will be snagging the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. Deadline reports, “Jennifer Lawrence has emerged as the front-runner for the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, the first installment of the novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins.” What a huge score for her!

The race is not completely over, as a few of the other actresses who went out for the role are still being considered. “A wide search came down to the wire this week, with Lawrence up against True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld, Little Miss Sunshine and Zombieland‘s Abigail Breslin, and Suckerpunch‘s Emily Browning,” the site reports. That is three Oscar nominees all under the age of 21 — pretty impressive!

Some are upset over the casting of the blond, blue-eyed Jennifer playing the olive skinned Katniss, but given how talented she is it seems foolish for anyone to complain! Even if she does not snag the role, the other three actresses being considered are just as impressive!

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