Much hoopla has surrounded the casting of ” The Hunger Games’” scrappy young heroine Katniss Everdeen—actresses from Kristen Stewart to Chloe Moretz have all been linked to the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA novel. But as important as hitting this casting bulls-eye will be, a truly great film version can only be achieved if the supporting players are equally as strong. So who better to flavor the cast than an Oscar-nominated actress?
When we caught up with Abigail Breslin at the Toronto International Film Festival where she was promoting her movie “Janie Jones,” we couldn’t help but ask about online speculation regarding the “Little Miss Sunshine” star tackling the role of Katniss’ younger sister Prim.
“I’m reading the first one right now,” Abigail said when asked if she was a fan of the dystopian novels. “I love it.” When pressed whether she would sign on to the role of Prim if offered, Abigail sounded interested. “I love the books, so I mean, yeah…” she trailed off. (We’ll take that as a yes!)
Though Abigail is quickly become a bit too mature for the role of the 12-year-old (we never thought we’d say Abigail was too old for a part…), we could totally see the 14-year-old taking on the do-gooder role of Prim. Dye her now-red locks a dazzling shade of blonde, and she’ll be a pitch-perfect physical facsimile of the youngest Everdeen.
What do you think about Abigail Breslin taking on the role of Prim?