District 3 Kids Picked for Hunger Games

Lionsgate has named the actors playing the tributes from District 3 in THE HUNGER GAMES on the film's Facebook page.

Lionsgate has named the actors playing the tributes from District 3 in THE HUNGER GAMES on the film's Facebook page. Newcomer Ethan Jamieson and young stunt artist Tara Macken are the unnamed tributes selected to participate in the game to the death.

Based on Suzanne Collins' novel, the story is set in a future where each district of a divided U.S. sends two young competitors into a death match, which is televised.

The cast also includes Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Jack Quaid (Marvel), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Willow Shields (Prim), Paula Malcomson (Mrs. Everdeen) and Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket).

Gary Ross will direct from a script by Billy Ray. Color Force's Nina Jacobson is producing.

The teen actioner is set for release on March 23, 2012.

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