Fans of Suzanne Collins Hunger Games trilogy now have a date to circle on their calendars. Lionsgate Entertainment, who is developing the adaptation of the YA favorite, has set March 23, 2012 as the release date for the movie. EW reports that director Gary Ross expects to begin production as early as this spring.
Also in Hunger Games news, and of interest to fans who have been working hard on fan-casting their favorite actors for the parts of Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and the myriad other characters that populate the first book, news has come out that a casting director has been hired. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog reports that "casting director Debra Zane has been hired to flesh out the novel's dystopian world for the screen." Zane has credits for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as dozens of other movies. Games watchers can expect a casting director with experience working on massive, fan-driven franchises.
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