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Julianne Moore: President Coin?

June 27, 2013 15:43:11 Posted at June 27, 2013 15:43:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Deadline just reported that Julianne Moore is being considered to play President Coin in Mockingjay which will be split into two movies because they’re all money-grabbers now. It started with Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows. I’m a Potter fan so you’re welcome to accuse me of bias but that book was so dense, with actual action, at the time it was understandable. Full Story

Oscar Week and The Girl On Fire

February 22, 2013 20:53:15 Posted at February 22, 2013 20:53:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Jennifer Lawrence is considered one of the favourites for Best Actress on Sunday (even though more and more momentum seems to be shifting to Emmanuelle Riva). Taking advantage of her profile going into the weekend, promotional images from two separate campaigns not related to Silver Linings Playbook have been released. Full Story

Finnick...

January 9, 2013 21:48:26 Posted at January 9, 2013 21:48:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The new cover of Entertainment Weekly -- Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Katniss and Finnick in Catching Fire with a still from the movie on the inside. How you doing? You OK with that? The shot from the film is better, I guess, but whatever it is that’s happening on the front page really isn’t working for me. Full Story

Worst Undeserved Emmy Smugness – Jena Malone

September 24, 2012 14:09:39 Posted at September 24, 2012 14:09:39
Duana Posted by Duana
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When you show up at an awards show and you are the first on the carpet because, regardless of roles recently landed, you’re not that important and haven’t been for some time? When you scheme and campaign for a high-profile role, and everyone knows that you wanted it, and now you’ve got it and ostensibly are there as much to promote it as to support the other project you are in?  When that’s the case, maybe don’t be the most tight-lipped, smirking, “oh I just don’t like to talk about that stuff” brat on the carpet, because nobody cares yet, and they have all forgotten Saved anyway, and incessant hair-dyeing and general young-person-ness means you’re not at all a veteran just yet. Full Story

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First look at Finnick

September 14, 2012 16:01:46 Posted at September 14, 2012 16:01:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here’s Sam Claflin on the set of Catching Fire with blonde hair as Finnick. After the main three, it was the casting of Finnick that everyone was most angsty about. And? I think the makeup is throwing me off. On screen it won’t be noticeable obviously but right now, without proper lighting, it’s just not the Finnick I imagined. Full Story

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Catching Fire casting and the search for Finnick

July 18, 2012 14:34:22 Posted at July 18, 2012 14:34:22
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Casting rumours are just like regular rumours. Everyone reads the first headline but no one ever reads the denial and subsequent dismissal. Take Melissa Leo for example. If you were to google Melissa Leo you’d find several pages of links reporting that she’s to be Mags in Catching Fire citing Variety as a source. Full Story

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Jena Malone is Johanna Mason?

July 5, 2012 19:36:57 Posted at July 5, 2012 19:36:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively the other day that Jena Malone will play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire. Or, rather, they reported that: “Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence runs and more Catching Fire auditions

June 13, 2012 14:58:32 Posted at June 13, 2012 14:58:32
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jennifer Lawrence was photographed yesterday working out. At one point it looked like she was sprinting. You know what I hate about sprints the way Hayley makes me do them? First of all it’s never just once. With her it’s usually five times. And it has to be faster each time. Like it’s not bad enough that she’s making you giv’er down the field, you’re expected to be better the more tired you are. Full Story

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Is this your Finnick?

June 1, 2012 16:56:16 Posted at June 1, 2012 16:56:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey

E! News reported the other day that Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, and Armie Hammer were on the short list to play Finnick in Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. Multiple sources tell me that Armie Hammer is far and away the first choice of director Francis Lawrence. Full Story

Is this Johanna Mason?

May 29, 2012 15:31:56 Posted at May 29, 2012 15:31:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There’s a random rumour circulating that Glee’s Dianna Agron is a potential candidate to play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games. Please note however that I can’t find ANY legit source to support this report. Dianna Agron? Would you buy Dianna Agron as the cunning, savvy Johanna? Maybe she’s been limited on Glee. Full Story

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Catching Fire’s director is not on fire

April 20, 2012 16:22:11 Posted at April 20, 2012 16:22:11
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Or, I guess I should say potential director, since the offer has not been officially accepted yet. After Gary Ross exited the franchise a couple weeks ago, speculation began about who would take over the reins of The Hunger Games sequel. I was hoping for someone with some vision and scope, but Lionsgate has extended an offer to I Am Legend and Water for Elephants director Francis Lawrence, who is pretty much the opposite of “vision and scope”. Full Story

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Charlie Hunnam’s leaves town ...as Finnick?

April 19, 2012 17:39:33 Posted at April 19, 2012 17:39:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Toronto. With a lot of luggage. So presumably he’s wrapped on Pacific Rim, at least in Canada, and is heading home to LA where he’ll soon begin work on season 5 of Sons Of Anarchy. Two Charlie Hunnam sightings in one week! A few of you have written lately to suggest Charlie for Finnick in Catching Fire. Full Story

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Can you imagine the meltdown...

March 27, 2012 16:16:59 Posted at March 27, 2012 16:16:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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If Katniss wasn’t white? Further to my brief point in today’s open, which we’ll discuss more extensively during the liveblog today at 3pm ET/noon PT with Duana and Sarah, a lot of people read the Katniss character in The Hunger Games to be a visible minority. Given the reaction by some Full Story

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Buying Katniss

March 21, 2012 18:29:07 Posted at March 21, 2012 18:29:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here’s Jennifer Lawrence all over New York the last couple days on a final hard push for The Hunger Games which, as mentioned yesterday, could open as high as $120 million but probably no lower than $80 million which is, obviously, massive. As a result, shares in Lionsgate are exploding, up almost 30% over the last month and almost 90% in 2012 alone. Full Story

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