Could Elizabeth Banks Be On Her Way To ‘The Hunger Games’?

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s news that the “Hunger Games” movie has cast its District 11 tributes, there’s a rumor that another Panem citizen is about to join the fold: Variety reports that Elizabeth Banks is in talks with Lionsgate to play bubbly bureaucrat Effie Trinket, the Capitol representative who gleefully escorts Katniss and Peeta to their almost-certain demise in The Hunger Games.

Elizabeth’s already worked with Gary Ross on the set of “Seabiscuit,” and after seeing her awesome performance as an evil stepmother in “The Uninvited,” we know she’d do a fab job of playing Effie. And unlike some of the previous actors to join the film, she certainly looks the part (yay!)… but don’t get too excited, because Lionsgate won’t confirm yet whether they’re chatting with her (mean!). So while we wait for some official word from the studio, let’s discuss: Would you like to see Elizabeth join the film? Vote in our poll after the jump!