Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg to Play Thresh and Rue in THE HUNGER GAMES

     April 18, 2011

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Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg will play District 11 tributes Thresh and Rue in Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games.  Lionsgate has set up a Facebook page where they’ll be revealing all of the tributes from the 12 districts.  Previously-announced cast members Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson play District 12’s tributes Katniss (the story’s protagonist) and Peeta (her love interest). Liam Hemsworth co-stars as Katniss’ friend Gale.

Hit the jump for the official synopsis.  The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:

THE HUNGER GAMES will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of science fiction/action novels which have developed a global following.

“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home. The Hunger Games novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries.

Lionsgate will release “The Hunger Games” on March 23, 2012.

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