If those names don't exactly ring a bell, they most certainly will soon. Hollywood Crush has the scoop that newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi are taking on the roles of Rue and Thresh, a pair competing in the Hunger Games, for the big screen adaptation of the immensely popular series. And they may soon be joined by Elizabeth Banks, who is reportedly eying the role of Effie Trinket, a flashy handler who works closely with the "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence.)
Check out the rest of Tuesday's biggest casting news, including Ryan Gosling's quick departure from "The Lone Ranger" and Chris Klein's "American Reunion."
We spoke too soon. After it was reported that Ryan Gosling could be taking on the lead role in "The Lone Ranger," EW got an official word from the actor's rep that he would not be appearing in Gore Verbinski's flick. Now Johnny Depp, who will be playing the sidekick Tonto, will have to keep an eye out for a new Lone Ranger.
A "Reunion" Of Sorts
Fans of the "American Pie" franchise will be happy to know that original cast member Chris Klein--who played lothario-turned-lovebird Oz--will be a part of "American Reunion." Klein's rep told People that he would be on board alongside Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Alyson Hannigan for the latest installment of the raunchy comedy film series.
Break Out Those Simon and Garfunkel Records
Logan Lerman is the "Only Living Boy In New York." According to Deadline, the up-and-coming actor has nabbed the lead role in the dark indie about a young man who begins an affair with his father's mistress and learns lessons of life and love from a next door neighbor. Before "New York," Lerman will be seen in the upcoming adaptation "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
Jane And Sly To Take "Headshots"
In case there wasn't enough badass-ery attached to the project "Headshots," Joblo reports that "The Punisher" star Thomas Jane will be joining up with Sylvester Stallone for the action flick. Jane told them about the film and his role, "He's a hit man, I'm a cop, and we're just opposite in every f***ing way, and we need each other to get this job done. And of course I'm like, 'As soon as this job's over, I'm going to take you to jail, you know, you're a killer.'"
Do you think Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi were good choices for Rue and Thresh in "The Hunger Games"? Would Elizabeth Banks make for a believable Effie? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!