True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld Has Her Fingers Crossed for Hunger Games Lead
Posted 01.17.11 by reelz
Just a few months ago, Hailee Steinfeld's claim to fame was starring in a commercial for Kmart. Now she's a possible contender for the lead role in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games franchise. And all it took was starring in the Ethan and Joel Coen's highest grossing movie ever.
The 14-year-old star said she has her hopes set on playing the heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Talking to Access Hollywood at Golden Globe party, Hailee said she's aware of the buzz that's being considered for the coveted role.
That’s… I mean… fingers are crossed. Fingers crossed!
Though Hailee might not want to get into character yet. Hunger Games director Gary Ross said he has not made any casting decisions.
The young starlet has earned accolades for performance in True Grit. The movie, released four weeks ago, remains the No. 3 movie in the country and at $126 million and climbing, it is not only the Coen Brothers' highest grossing movie but is one of the highest grossing Westerns of all time.
In the movie, Steinfeld holds her own against acting heavyweights Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. She recently won Best Young Actor/Actress at last week's Critics' Choice Movie Awards. She was not recognized by the Golden Globes but is it possible there's an Oscar in her future?
Here's Hailee in that now famous Kmart commercial.