'The Hunger Games' Enlists Debra Zane As Casting Director

[caption id="attachment_6033" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Scholastic"]"The Hunger Games" book cover[/caption]

You know what this means, right? It means everything with "The Hunger Games" is becoming more real.

We've been speculating for months -- many, many long months -- about who should be cast in "The Hunger Games," the first installment in Suzanne Collins' sci-fi trilogy depicting a violent future where children fight to the death for the amusement of the masses.

We've speculated and mused about who would be the right fit for roles such as Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and Primrose Everdeen, among others.

We've smiled and nodded as Hailee Steinfeld said to be involved in such a project would be "an honor" and Liam Hemsworth said the script was "super dark."

Well, the days of wondering who might be who will soon be behind us, as Lionsgate as hired Debra Zane as casting director on "The Hunger Games," according to Speakeasy.

Zane is the perfect choice to bring actual living, breathing actors to the "Hunger Games" party, having served as casting director on the upcoming "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn."  She also worked with "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross on "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville."

Lionsgate has also confirmed that no one has officially auditioned for "The Hunger Games" yet, so any news you've been hearing is just the usual speculation, rumors and/or wishful thinking.

But not for long.

It's going to be strange to soon live in a world where we know who's going to play who in "The Hunger Games." But we're ready for it. Oh yes, we are.