The duo will represent Panem’s electronics-producing region (a background that comes in handy for the male tribute during the Games). As you can guess, since neither tribute is named, these two don’t play a huge part in the frenzied fight, but as I’ve alluded, you’ll want to keep your eye on Ian’s character, for sure.
As is the case with many of the tributes thus far in “The Hunger Games,” Ian and Kalia are green in the Hollywood scene. In fact, the majority of Kalia’s screen credits are as a stunt girl (very fitting for this particular production, no?). According to her resume, Kalia also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. (We certainly wouldn’t want to face her in the Arena!)
Ian and Kalia join already-cast tributes Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi (District 11), Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid (District 1) and, of course, District 12 tributes Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Check them all out at “The Hunger Games” official Facebook page.
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