‘Hunger Games’ News: Chloe Moretz Would ‘Absolutely Die’ To Play Katniss

It seems from the very moment it was announced Suzanne Collins’ dystopian survival novel “The Hunger Games” would be adapted for the big screen, the blogosphere has been trying to cast the lead of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen. Of course, Hollywood Crush weighed in with its own casting wishlist, as well. One name that keeps coming up is 13-year-old Chloe Moretz, who’s rumored to be a front-runner for the coveted role. So when the “Kick-Ass” star stopped by the MTV offices to talk about her latest flick “Let Me In,” we just had to ask if she was even interested in the project. The short answer: Absolutely!

“Katniss is my homegirl,” Chloe said about the casting rumors. “I would absolutely die to be in ’The Hunger Games.’ I’m just sayin’ that.”

In fact, Chloe’s already began prepping for the part by diving into the trilogy. “I’m like halfway through the first book right now. It’s pretty good; I’m really loving it,” she said.

When asked if she could see herself in the role, she of course answered affirmatively. “I’m cool with Katniss. I think I could pull off Katniss, don’t you?”

What do you think about Chloe Moretz playing Katniss in “The Hunger Games? Do you think she would be good for the part?