the hunger games role playing game

I totally forgot I have this in my stash. Um.. okay. I have this Hunger Games Au for so long, due to school, I avoided my stash completely. Until I (stalked) @kazliin I found a post about this au I remembered again.

’So here, unlike Katniss, Yuuri knew the stunt he pulled (double dress and mockingjay). Also this is catching fire/quarter quell

I’m rushing to school so if you’re curious of my own idea, here. This is a translated FAQ I I get from my fic (not in english, the fic):

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Tuuri Hotakainen, as princess Zelda. Because.

@Vefanyar

As per the latest update, Minna said her absence was “classified information”, so something is up with Tuuri. And… well, she doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of gameplay, at least as her character in SSSS and the game as we’ve seen it so far go, so I’m half expecting her to be either the commanding presence behind whatever the rest of the team is doing, or the objective of their little trip.

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Natalie Dormer Plays Dr. Lexi in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Actress Natalie Dormer plays the Asari doctor Dr. Lexi T’Perro, assigned to the Tempest. She’s best known for her roles on Game of Thrones, The Tudors, and The Hunger Games films.

Watch her explain her character on the Mass Effect Youtube channel.

anonymous asked:

What are some good satires?

Yay satire! I love satire so I’ll try not to overwhelm you with a giant list, Anon.

Dr. Strangelove - Kubrick’s black comedy and political/war satire with Peter Seller playing three roles and ad-libbing a bunch of lines. Hilarious commentary on the “balance of terror” thinking during the Cold War.

The Great Dictator - Chaplin’s notorious political satire about Adolf Hitler and facism that was released when the US was still at peace with Germany in 1940. Edgy.

The Gladiators (The Peace Games) - this 1969 film was the original Hunger Games. During a time when war is no longer economically viable, world leaders assemble small teams to fight each other on a small scale. And it’s all sponsored by a pasta company.

Life of Brian - Monty Python’s satire on the life of Christ. Enough said.

The Truman Show - Admittedly, I haven’t seen this one yet, but it has been highly recommended to me. Truman is the unwitting subject of a reality TV show in this satirical comedy about reality, popular media, and spectating.

American Beauty - While more of a drama than a satire, this film pokes fun at the American middle-class and their ideas about beauty, love, sex and happiness.

Get Out - Ah yes, you’ve heard of this one? Technically a horror film but also a fantastic social satire about racism in American society today.  As Peele stated, “The real thing at hand here is slavery.”

The Princess Bride - the best romance fantasy-adventure film that makes fun of every romance and fantasy-adventure film. Inconceivable!

Sunset Boulevard - the classic film noir that comments on show biz and Hollywood. It’s also full of memorable quotes.

That’s just a few of my top choices so I hope you enjoy them!

Jules

EN - Alicia Vikander – New Lara Croft

It has been 14 years since Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft for the last time. Since then, Lara Croft has gone a long way in the video games. Her successful return in the reboot (2013) has let us imagine a wind of change for the franchise. And a possible new cinematic interpretation of the emblematic hero.

A few months ago the Oscar-winner actress Alicia Vikander made her role of Lara Croft official. With her fame and recent performances, Alicia Vikander seems to be the right actress to play Lara Croft, while interpretations of strong female characters are more and more regular, such as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”, Tris Prior in “Divergente” or Rey in “Star Wars: the force awakens”.


Today, the actress revealed her role to Vanity Fair:
“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character. I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”


Producer Graham King also revealed: “Alicia Vikander brings tremendous depth and vulnerability to this character, which is every bit as important as Lara Croft’s fierce strength, determination, and physicality. Our film takes Lara from her early origins, to the physical and emotional challenges through which she ultimately becomes the Tomb Raider. It’s a complex character, requiring a range of elements and Alicia brings all of that together brilliantly in her portrayal.”
About the synopsis
If you expect a new story far from the one of the reboot of 2013, closer to the classic Lara, you can go on your way…
Indeed, the movie focuses on the youth of Lara Croft from the reboot. A choice from Roar Uthaug who liked the new directions taken in the reboot and the new “human” side of Lara Croft.


Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.  The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner.  The film’s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.


Casting

“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”).

Shooting on location in South Africa and the UK, Uthaug directs from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”); production designer Gary Freeman (“Maleficent”); Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird (“Skyfall,” “Gorillas in the Mist”); and costume designer Tim Wonsik (key costumer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).

“Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.

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Jennifer Lawrence promoting ‘The Hunger Games’ Franchise over the Years from 2012 to 2015.

I couldn’t be happier about being a part of ‘Hunger Games’ and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don’t take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins’ masterpiece.

yuki-melody  asked:

More Aoi Shouta facts, please?

Sorry for my late reply. I tried my best searching for more random facts about Shoutan. ^^;;

  • When he was in kindergarten, he has taken a liking to mahou shoujou animes especially Sailor Moon.
  • Also in his kindergarten, when he pretends to be the characters in Sailor Moon with the other girls, he acts as the Tuxedo Mask.
  • He likes Drangonball too.
  • He has a weird hobby of collecting cardboard boxes and arranges it like a train.
  • He likes fantasy movies. For example, The Narnia Chronicles.
  • He likes watching or reading horror or like death stuff like SAW, The Hunger Games, Ousama Game, etc.
  • He did the temporary vocals for all the Utapri songs at the song’s first temporary stages.
  • He also did the background vocals for some of the Utapri songs. (Try listening to the off-vocal versions of Brand New Melody, Nanairo ni Compass, Dear Burning my Lady and you’ll definitely hear him.)
  • He’s weak against bugs, saying animals more than 4 legs is no good for him.
  • He has the same birthday as Taniyama Kisho!! August 11!!
  • He’s having his own Aoi Shouta Calendar for 2015!!
  • He did lot of stage plays before. His roles include Shiomi Sakuya from Persona 3 The Weird masquerade Stage play and Hanajime Saki from the Fruits basket Stage play in 2009. Yes he cross-dressed as a girl and there’s even a picture of it. Which i can’t find and too lazy to search
  • But here’s a picture of him as the Male protagonist Shiomi Sakuya of Persona 3!!

  • Here have a picture of his foot. *gets shot*

  • And now to leave some pictures of him here.

SOURCES: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%92%BC%E4%BA%95%E7%BF%94%E5%A4%AA

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I couldn’t be happier about being a part of ‘Hunger Games’ and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don’t take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins’ masterpiece.

NATALIE DORMER HAS BECOME THE GO-TO ACTRESS FOR SPIRITED, INTELLIGENT WOMEN. AND, AS STYLIST FINDS OUT, THERE’S A GOOD REASON WHY

Natalie Dormer has just jumped fully clothed into a swimming pool. It is a heated pool in the opulent Hotel Café Royal, but regardless, it’s still a surprise to see a Game Of Thrones and Hunger Games star, in a £6,000 dress, swimming around like a mermaid, hair plastered to her scalp, in full make-up. But then one thing you quickly learn about 33-year-old Natalie is that she’s very much her own woman, with a savage sense of what she will and won’t do. She is an actress who won’t be put in a box, either professionally or personally. And doing so has given her major Hollywood credentials.

Since graduating from drama school in 2005, Natalie’s rise to fame has been slow and steady, with occasional dips into a-little bit-too-slow and not-all-that-steady. She made her name playing Anne Boleyn in The Tudors in 2007 followed by roles in Captain America: The First Avenger and BBC drama Silk. But then in 2012 along came the character of Margaery Tyrell in Game Of Thrones and Natalie proved herself one of the show’s most compelling talents. And that’s no mean feat in a series which has won both critical and audience acclaim – the finale of season four was watched by 9.3 million in the US, becoming HBO’s most popular show ever.

And then there was that other mega franchise The Hunger Games. In 2014, Natalie starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman, which catapulted her into another league. It’s fair to say Natalie played the game of show business and won big.

Fiercely smart – a missed A Level grade curtailed her plan to study at Cambridge University – Natalie chats easily about politics, philosophy and gender between shots (more on which later). In conversation she can be intense and she is accomplished in front of the camera – although I’m happy to see that she’s eschewed the Louboutins we’ve provided for hotel slippers when we shoot on dry land. She’s 5ft 6 but somehow seems taller, and I notice that most of the undercut she (controversially) had for The Hunger Games has grown back. 

Natalie, who was born in Berkshire, is also very down to earth, chatting happily with the hair and make-up team and tucking into a caesar salad, popcorn and green tea. When we discover there’s a press conference for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in the hotel she shocks everyone with her knowledge of it. And there’s a brilliant moment when her phone rings. “It’s one of those numbers,” she mock moans – she means PPI – before telling us about claiming back her own PPI and recommending we follow suit: “Don’t use a middle man, fill in the forms yourself!”

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A Thank You to The Hunger Games Film Team

Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands. But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise. I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen.  

In an earlier letter I credited director Gary Ross for his wonderful rendering of the first book, but now I turn to Francis Lawrence who has so amazingly helmed the rest of the franchise.  Creating three big budget films in three years, that’s a feat in itself. But I doubt many could do it with his incredible visual style, edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and hardcore commitment to difficult themes. Thank you, Francis, for showing up, for staying, for always hearing me out, for your unfailing good nature, and for bringing your remarkable talent to these films.

Billy Ray, Gary Ross, Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, Danny Strong and Peter Craig, gifted writers all, thank you for sharing your pens, brains, and wealth of experience as we transformed three books into four scripts. A screenplay is a very different animal than a novel, and it was a pleasure and an education to work with you and watch you weave your magic.

There’s no Hunger Games without Katniss. I hoped for someone good enough, and I got someone who exceeded all my expectations. Jennifer Lawrence, your emotional depth, luminous presence, and sheer power carry this story and I will always be grateful to you for opening the door and allowing it to come into your life. And for the rest of the cast, if I had a chance, who would I replace in these films? No one. I don’t think there’s a weak link in the chain, and what an exquisite chain it is. I still can’t believe half of you came on board. You blow me away with your ability to bring out the humanity of these characters from under outlandish wigs, while fighting lizard mutts, pumped with tracker jacker serum, waging war and so much more. Thank you for volunteering for the Games and inhabiting these characters with such texture, color, humor and pain.  

Much thanks to our masterful Production Designer Phil Messina and the many top-notch designers who signed on. It has been a delight to watch you fashion and expand the world of Panem, whether by hand-crafted or computer-based means. From the excess of the Capitol to the claustrophobic hive of District 13 to the violent scenes of civil war, you have taken the ball and run with it in fabulously detailed and thoughtful ways, grounding the fantastical, and fusing disparate elements into a cohesive reality. And to composer James Newton Howard for his moving and evocative scoring of the franchise, which so hauntingly reflects the heart of the story.

For my producers, Nina Jacobson of Color Force, who was there from the beginning, and Jon Kilik, who joined us soon after, thank you both for bringing your dedication, energy, and many talents to this huge project. I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am to you and the excellent team at Lionsgate for protecting the work, for not swerving away from the harder moments, and for allowing the themes and narrative of the books to play out as originally conceived. And sincere appreciation to Tim Palen for his brilliant marketing campaign, Julie Fontaine for her stellar PR, and the entire gang at Lionsgate for tirelessly presenting the franchise to a global audience.

Thousands of people have worked on these films in a myriad of ways, prepping, shooting, in post production, and promotion. Please, anybody seeing them, take a few moments to watch the credits and acknowledge the enormous collaborative effort that goes into making a franchise.

For me, The Hunger Games Trilogy is part of a larger goal to introduce the ideas of just war theory to young audiences, but how much wider and more varied an audience came with the films, and the credit for that goes to all of you who contributed so much to this project.  

Finally, to all the readers and viewers who have accompanied Katniss on her journey, thank you for playing a role in The Hunger Games, you are truly a vital part of the experience.  

May the odds be ever in your favor!

-Suzanne Collins

Districts the Signs Would Live In

Aries: District 2
Our nation would be nothing without District 2’s superb stonework. It builds and fortifies our cities and its citizens are known individually for their strength.

Taurus: District 10
The gentle lowing of cattle is the first thing a visitor to District 10 hears. This region raises strong, healthy livestock, which becomes the meat that helps us raise strong, healthy children of Panem.

Gemini: District 3
Panem is one of the most advanced nations in mankind’s history, thanks to the efforts of District 3. Its computers keep us all connected and its electronic gadgets keep us all entertained.

Cancer: District 9
District 9 is Panem’s bread bowl, giving us the fertile harvest we need to keep rising as a nation. Its amber waves of grain are an inspiration to us all.

Leo: District 1
District 1 makes the luxury goods that decorate and beautify our great Capitol. Its excellent taste and craftsmanship keep Capitol residents bewigged and bedazzled year-round.

Virgo: District 7
This beautiful district is lush with trees, from which these citizens supply our lumber and paper. The people of District 7 are hardworking and down-to-earth.

 Libra: District 8
From the simple, lovely fabrics of the districts to the brocades favoured in the Capitol, District 8 makes it all.

Scorpio: District 12
One of the outer districts, this is nonetheless a crucial one. These brave and hardy workers descend deep into the earth each day to mine the coal that keeps our nation running.

 Sagittarius: District 6
Our hovercraft, our high-speed trains, and our cargo trains come to us from District 6. Ironically, the citizens here have little love for travel.”

Capricorn: District 11
Known for its bountiful orchards, District 11’s workers spend their days among rustling fruit trees and sizeable farms.

 Aquarius: District 5
Electric, solar, and nuclear - District 5 harnesses the energy of the earth and the sky in order to power our great nation.

 Pisces: District 4
Do you like seafood? Shrimp and crabmeat? Often overlooked, District 4 plays an essential role, bringing us the bounty of the sea. These citizens are adept with nets and tridents, and can swim like fish themselves.

anonymous asked:

I'm really sorry you don't see Justin the way we see him. That's sad. He's awesome and I'm proud to say I'm a Belieber. He's the reason I'm who I am today. So instead of speaking out against him, why not focus on the real problems? I'm sure someone as stupid as you is capable of at least that much in life.

This is going to be a long ass response, I’m really sorry.

I’m really sorry you don’t see Justin the way we see him. That’s sad.”

You don’t have to be sorry about that. I’M the one who is sorry you don’t see him the way I do. I think it’s super upsetting you support him drinking and driving and drag racing. So, not only was he committing one felony and endangering the lives of those around him, he was committing TWO felonies. This is a guy who’s NINETEEN years old and is still acting like a twelve year old sitting with his thumbs up his ass backwards. This is a kidwho went from visiting sick kids [Make A Wish foundation] to spitting on his fans who only want to praise him and love him and worship the fucking ground he walks on. The same kid who is part of Pencils of Promise, the Boys and Girls Club of America, Project Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope, Musicians on Call, and the Grammy Foundation. The same who kid who takes all of that good charity work and then goes into a wealthy neighbourhood and pisses out his initials into the snow. Sure, it’s juvenile and doesn’t matter, but it’s about respect and how he frick fracking lacks it.

He’s awesome and I’m proud to say I’m a Belieber.”

You really think he’s awesome? That’s cool. You can be proud to like whatever person you want. Just remember this is the same nineteen year old little hack who waged war with his neighbour and decided that instead of verbal resolution, he would EGG his house. Hmm, you’d think at nineteen, there would be better things to do. I mean, hey, he supports a facebook game [WETOPIA] that helps people just by playing the game - so he MUST be perfection. After all, he’s such a good role model in keeping fit that when he visited the Great Wall of China, he had his body guards carry him on their shoulders. Yeah, he’s part of the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. I give him that. He does make himself involved with a lot of charity work. But wait, don’t forget about the time Justin [who was possibly intoxicated] decided it was polite and a good idea to piss in a restaurant’s kitchen mop bucket and leave while cursing out “Fuck Bill Clinton!” 

He’s the reason I’m who I am today.

That’s good. I’m glad you found your footing. But I think you can find a much better role model. Please. PLEASE find someone better. Wait, no, let me start again. If you want to donate hundreds of dollars to charity like he has, then do that. Do what you want there. Do what he did and give a kid with no shoes the shoes off your feet. Because that’s is re-fucking-spectable. But he drives like a lunatic in HIS OWN gated community where there are CHILDREN. He forced a pilot to wait an extra eight hours to fly out to Burbank strictly because his [second] pet monkey was not with him, when he could have had it flown to him VIA helicopter, such & such. But he didn’t. He waited until he was told they couldn’t wait any longer. Justin Bieber has proved time and time again that his selfishness can dig deeper and deeper.

So instead of speaking out against him, why not focus on the real problems?

Oh, honey. I’m not a social justice blogger, but I do blog about some of the “real” problems out there. Justin Bieber is one of them. A self entitled little selfish moron who thinks he can do what he wants, when he wants just because he’s ‘famous’. Did you forget about the incident in which he wrote in the guestbook at the Anne Frank house “hopefully she would have been a belieber”? Hey, maybe she would have. BUT SHE DIED. OF TYPHUS. IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP IN 1945. Don’t you think he should have been showing some respect? Would you have shown the same courtesy? Or is it your prerogative to follow the same ‘war’ path your oh-so-yummy celeb is on?

I’m well aware of the struggles in Haiti. I know about the earthquakes in Japan. I read about the poor sixteen year old who had his testicles ruptured by a “stop and frisk” police officer. I know about the fires in Australia and the massive heatwave they are facing. Here in my home city, we just got out of a severe ice storm not that long ago - and now we’re facing more severely cold weather. There’s everything going on in Syria. The anti-gay laws in Russia, which is bull shit. We can talk about third world hunger. We can talk about the ice caps melting and eventually all of us dying and the earth exploding. I mean, hey, those are all “real“ problems too. 

I’m sure someone as stupid as you is capable of at least that much in life.”

Did you know? The tragic injuries and deaths caused by impaired driving can be 100% preventable. 100%. Justin Bieber had twenty people at his hand and foot when he hosted Saturday Night Live. He was so easily capable of having so many people looking out for him then, why not have people look out for you at your worst? Or when you’re about to make a poor decision that could not only kill you, but someone else? In 2010, 2,541 individuals were killed in motor vehicle collisions in Canada. MADD Canada estimates that about 1,082 of those were impairment-related. MADD Canada also estimates that there are somewhere between 1,250 and 1,500 impairment-related crash deaths per year. In 2010, it was estimated that about 299,838 individuals were injured in motor vehicle crashes. MADD Canada estimates that approximately 63,821 of these individuals were injured in impairment-related crashes.

Justin Bieber is so responsible and smart, that he FORGOT his papers for OG Mally [his first pet monkey] while in Germany when he was headed to the airport. OG Mally was seized at the airport and sent to a local animal shelter. He had four weeks to return with the necessary documents - if he failed, the monkey would be sent to a european zoo. You know what he did? He left him there without a care - AFTER posting a photo of him and OG Mally, stating that he’s just like a human. The kind of human he’d be willing to dump and abandon, for sure.

Did you know that at a Las Vegas indoor skydiving facility, him and his “posse” were banned for life for acting so poorly? Like, do you think people are purposely doing this for business? Because it wouldn’t reflect well on them in the long run. Are you aware that “Beliebers” [not all] were cutting themselves and dedicating their blood TO Justin himself? Is this what you’re proud of? A child, a recovering tween, a boy calling an adoring fan a “beached whale”? That’s what you live up to, and accuse me of being stupid for being against?

Although I do possess a higher IQ, I don’t require one to know this KID is bad news. He’s poisonous. Just because he masks his immaturity and unnatural “well-being” by donating hoards of money to charities does NOT make him a good person. It does NOT make his actions atoneable. It does NOT make him someone of good morals. No. It makes him a nasty, disgusting, FOUL human being. Last time I checked, if anyone on tumblr here was pulling this kind of shit, people would be all over their ass and social justice bloggers would be having a hay day over that shit. AND THEY DO OVER JUSTIN BIEBER. HE’S A SELF ENTITLED LITTLE PRICK. AN INSECT THAT DESERVES TO BE SQUASHED.

What’s the line from Titanic? “She looked at him like an insect that deserved to be squashed before” blah blah blah. Justin Bieber needs a good smack upside the head and actually a few toes cut off to see if he can still balance himself out and MAYBE then he’ll change his tune. But I doubt it. To the guy who made his fans wait an extra two hours [he wasn’t forty minutes late like he claims], causing some to have wasted their money and take the final trains home. To the guy who spat on his fans, commented on their looks, disrespected ANYONE, got mad at a 911 operator for not knowing the make of his car, for spitting on a neighbour, for threatening people….

Don’t ever fucking presume to know anything about me you foul piece of shit. If I lash out against someone for drunk driving, something that plagues our world today, that kills MANY people each year around the world. THAT IS MY FUCKING BUSINESS. You get the fuck OFF my blog and take your tainted youth [if it’s youth] somewhere else. I don’t fucking give a shit about your opinions of me. I have much better things to be doing than talking about the “plausible” and “probable” things Justin Bieber has and hasn’t done. 

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I created this Game of Thrones alternate casting in honor of season 4.

This is no means a diss on the amazing cast of the series but just an alternate perspective incorporating well known A list celebrities.

Here is a brief explanation to each casting

Jennifer Lawrence - Daenerys Targaryen

Aside from being one of the most likeable heroins on screen. Jlaw’s versatility as an actor and portrayal of characters that rise to the occasion such as Katniss Everdeen from ‘The Hunger Games’ make her an obvious choice for Daenerys.

Brad Pitt - Jaime Lannister

This one is a little more obvious considering Brad is one of the most handsome and charismatic men on screen. Not to mention his role as Achille’s in 'Troy’ showcases his ability to play a role in a similar domain.

Angelina Jolie - Cersei Lannister

Cunning, beautiful, and seductive. The role that I feel is most befitting to Cersei Lannister that Angelina has portrayed is that of Grendel’s Mother in 'Beowulf’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Jon Snow

This one is little more up for debate but as an enthusiast of the game of Thrones novels I feel that Jon is more outspoken and represented as more of a “pretty boy” in the novels. Although season 4 will be the true test of Kit Harrington’s ability to represent Jon which he has done well thus far, I feel JGL would have made a very convincing Jon Snow.

Benedict Cumberbatch - Petyr Baelish

Clever, quick witted, and great with the spoken word. This one is a no brainer, as we know from 'Sherlock’, Benedict Cumberbatch would kill it as Lord Petyr Baelish.

Chris Pine - Robb Stark

The one role that exemplifies Chris’ ability to represent Robb is his role as Captain Kirk from JJ Abrams’ 'Star Trek’. Like Robb, Kirk has a legacy to live up to due to his honorable deceased father. Like Robb, Kirk rises to the occasion and proves himself as a cocky and at times a questionable yet effective leader. Unlike Kirk, we all know what happens to Robb R.I.P. :’(

Justin Bieber - Joffrey Baratheon

Who better to play the most hated person in King’s Landing other than King Douche, Justin Bieber? Unlike the remarkably talented Jack Gleeson it is clear that Bieber has poor acting skills as we’ve seen in his infamous deposition but I’d love to see this anyway.

Liam Neeson - Eddard Stark

Zeus, Qui Gon Jinn, Oscar Schindler, Brian Mills… the list goes on and on of epic characters with a noble agenda that reflect that of Eddard Stark. Not to mention Liam Neeson’s voice is almost overpowering when delivering epic lines which Eddard does on a regular basis.

If you look at films like Elektra and Aeon Flux, the problem that studios have is they try to make kick-ass women very sexualised. They have to be in some catsuit. But if you look at the most incredible female roles, like Ripley in Alien [played by Sigourney Weaver], she is a very sexy woman but she’s not wearing a lot of makeup. She’s in a T-shirt and jeans.

What’s sexy about her is how capable she is. Same with Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games – she’s not wearing a catsuit, either. Studios have misjudged it in the past, and thought audiences weren’t interested in seeing a woman in an action role who’s a capable, intelligent woman and isn’t only leaning on her sex.

—  Jessica Chastain about oversexualising female action stars
A Message From Suzanne Collins

A Thank You to The Hunger Games Film Team

Having spent the last decade in Panem, it’s time to move on to other lands.  But before I do, I’d like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone associated with the film franchise.  I’m thrilled with how this quartet of films, which I find both faithful to the books and innovative in its own right, has been brought to life on the screen.  

In an earlier letter I credited director Gary Ross for his wonderful rendering of the first book, but now I turn to Francis Lawrence who has so amazingly helmed the rest of the franchise.  Creating three big budget films in three years, that’s a feat in itself.  But I doubt many could do it with his incredible visual style, edge-of-your-seat action sequences, and hardcore commitment to difficult themes.  Thank you, Francis, for showing up, for staying, for always hearing me out, for your unfailing good nature, and for bringing your remarkable talent to these films.

Billy Ray, Gary Ross, Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, Danny Strong and Peter Craig, gifted writers all, thank you for sharing your pens, brains, and wealth of experience as we transformed three books into four scripts.  A screenplay is a very different animal than a novel, and it was a pleasure and an education to work with you and watch you weave your magic.

There’s no Hunger Games without Katniss.  I hoped for someone good enough, and I got someone who exceeded all my expectations.  Jennifer Lawrence, your emotional depth, luminous presence, and sheer power carry this story and I will always be grateful to you for opening the door and allowing it to come into your life.  And for the rest of the cast, if I had a chance, who would I replace in these films?  No one.  I don’t think there’s a weak link in the chain, and what an exquisite chain it is.  I still can’t believe half of you came on board.  You blow me away with your ability to bring out the humanity of these characters from under outlandish wigs, while fighting lizard mutts, pumped with tracker jacker serum, waging war and so much more.  Thank you for volunteering for the Games and inhabiting these characters with such texture, color, humor and pain.  

Much thanks to our masterful Production Designer Phil Messina and the many top-notch designers who signed on.  It has been a delight to watch you fashion and expand the world of Panem, whether by hand-crafted or computer-based means.  From the excess of the Capitol to the claustrophobic hive of District 13 to the violent scenes of civil war, you have taken the ball and run with it in fabulously detailed and thoughtful ways, grounding the fantastical, and fusing disparate elements into a cohesive reality.  And to composer James Newton Howard for his moving and evocative scoring of the franchise, which so hauntingly reflects the heart of the story.

For my producers, Nina Jacobson of Color Force, who was there from the beginning, and Jon Kilik, who joined us soon after, thank you both for bringing your dedication, energy, and many talents to this huge project.  I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am to you and the excellent team at Lionsgate for protecting the work, for not swerving away from the harder moments, and for allowing the themes and narrative of the books to play out as originally conceived.  And sincere appreciation to Tim Palen for his brilliant marketing campaign, Julie Fontaine for her stellar PR, and the entire gang at Lionsgate for tirelessly presenting the franchise to a global audience.

Thousands of people have worked on these films in a myriad of ways, prepping, shooting, in post production, and promotion.   Please, anybody seeing them, take a few moments to watch the credits and acknowledge the enormous collaborative effort that goes into making a franchise.

For me, The Hunger Games Trilogy is part of a larger goal to introduce the ideas of just war theory to young audiences, but how much wider and more varied an audience came with the films, and the credit for that goes to all of you who contributed so much to this project.  

Finally, to all the readers and viewers who have accompanied Katniss on her journey, thank you for playing a role in The Hunger Games, you are truly a vital part of the experience.  

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Suzanne Collins

BREAKING NEWS: Gwendoline Christie Will Replace Lily Rabe as Commander Lyme in Mockingjay Part 2

Gwendoline Christie, who plays the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones, has nabbed another military leader role. The actress will play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. She’s replacing Lily Rabe, who was originally cast in the role.

Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. Lyme is a military commander and former Victor from District 2 who leads the rebellion in District 2.
It Seems Like Plutarch Havensbee will not have to be recast as Philip finished most of his scenes!

Mr. Hoffman, who played games-master-turned-rebel Plutarch Heavensbee, had finished shooting virtually all of his scenes for Part 1 save for one in which he did not play a significant role, the person said.

For Part 2, he had about a week left of shooting, including one scene that will have to be written with a different character taking the spot of Plutarch Heavensbee.

Because most of Mr. Hoffman’s scenes were complete, director Francis Lawrence and his team are said to be confident they can complete filming without the character or the films being substantially changed.