Hailee Steinfeld arrived on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night (February 27) a first-time nominee for her breakthrough performance in “True Grit” and could very well leave the evening as a Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner.
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But even on her big night, fans are buzzing about her possible future projects, and one in particular. MTV News caught up with Steinfeld, who was wearing a Marchesa gown, on the carpet (she told us she felt, “so honored and so blessed to be here”) and had to ask whether she was still in the running for the big-screen adaptation of “The Hunger Games,” based on the popular young-adult novel.
Steinfeld has been one of the names in consideration for the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen. The young actress told us she has “a lot of projects that we’re looking at at the moment,” but she also confirmed that she has met with “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross.
“It’s definitely something that we’re taking one day at a time and making sure that everything is in place,” Steinfeld said of her possible casting as the film’s heroine.
Whether or not the “Hunger Games” role goes to Steinfeld, she’s quickly becoming one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood. And the 14-year-old has already selected her first post-“True Grit” project, a film called “Forgotten,” based on Cat Patrick’s upcoming book of the same name. Steinfeld will play a teen who loses her memory daily.
“The Hunger Games” is slated to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.
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