'Hunger Games' Finds Their Thresh & Rue — See Who's Joining Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson!

Mon, April 18, 2011 3:19pm EDT by Add first Comment

For the very important roles of Katniss’ somewhat allies in the Games, the studio has gone with two relative unknowns!

Remember the names Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg — they may be unknowns but they are set to become two of the hottest young stars in Hollywood! The Hunger Games Facebook just posted the faces and names of the District 11 Tributes, and it looks like Dayo and Amanda have scored the roles of Thresh and Rue, two players who are more similar to Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) than the other Tributes in the Game.

This is obviously amazing news for the pair, especially for Amandla as the scene between Rue and Katniss is without question the most emotional in the book, if not the entire series. The role will be huge for the young actress, and no doubt launch her into the same sphere as other young actors including Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld.

So HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this new casting?
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