Since I am in the midst of reading the Hunger Games series and loving it (as mentioned in my post before last), I was curious about plans for a Hunger Games movie. After doing some brief research, I discovered there are quite a few rabid fans out there who have taken the time to post videos on YouTube which depict their idea of the perfect cast.
I must say I was appalled at some of the casting choices in the couple of videos I watched. Goes to show, even with the descriptions detailed by the author, everyone sees things their own way when reading a novel.
Here is a link to one of them: http://tinyurl.com/y9xd4cq
Then, I read an article from the LA Times (http://tinyurl.com/yk6x8au) which proposed actresses who should be considered to play Katniss, and about gagged when the writer suggested Kristen Stewart. I know she's all hot because of Twilight but she is one of the most annoying actresses I have ever seen. Her emotional range goes from sullen to really sullen, and her off-screen personality is no better.
I would like to see unknown actors cast for most of the roles (as long as they could really act and not just look the part - ahem Twilight), with some famous names in supporting parts such as Haymitch, Katniss's Mom, Cinna, and maybe President Snow. The idea of Johnny Depp playing Haymitch is interesting, and I bet he could pull it off, but physically he's not a great match. I would suggest Russell Crowe, although he's not usually a supporting player. For Cinna I could agree with James McAvoy. For Katniss's Mom I'd love Sally Field, but she's too old, so I'll say Marion Cotillard. President Snow could be done well by Liam Neeson, just off the top of my head.
Anyway, there are a lot of strong opinions out there, so it should be interesting when the cast is announced. However, although I am loving the series, I am not so obsessive as to create a video about it. Although, I guess I have now blogged about it twice. Hmmm.