Stanley Tucci Cast as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games
05.09.11 by REELZ
You can't have a game without a host and The Hunger Games got its host today when Liongate announced that Stanley Tucci was cast as Caesar Flickerman.
Flickerman is the Capitol's host of The Hunger Games, known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality. Like District 12 escort Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks), Flickerman is a hair-color changing chameleon, so expect Tucci to be a more colorful character (literally, in this case), perhaps more in line with his performance in The Devil Wears Prada as opposed to the creepy neighbor he played in The Lovely Bones.
Back in April, it was reported Tucci was up for a role in the movie, but which role was anyone's guess (it was speculated in-house that he'd be cast as Cinna, Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist for the Hunger Games).
The news was made via Liongate's Twitter account. The studio said it was going to make all casting announcements regarding The Hunger Games via a newly released Twitter (@LionsgateNews).
With Tucci playing Flickerman, there are only a handful of roles still left undecided, including Cinna, President Snow, Haymitch Abernathy, and the Distict 2 Tributes — Cato and Clove.
Tucci joins a cast that includes Lawrence, Banks, Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Willow Shield (Primrose), and Paula Malcomson (mother to Katniss and Primrose). Gary Ross is directing.
So, what do you think of Tucci playing Flickerman?