The name of The Hunger Games' leading lady has finally been revealed. Jennifer Lawrence will play the role of Katniss. Jennifer was recently nominated for an Academy Award with her performance in Winter's Bone, a movie about a tough and independent girl trying to keep her impoverished family together.
We're pretty excited about the casting and think Jennifer will bring an edge to the set. She's got the acting chops to prove it. There's been some debate about her age and looks, though. Jennifer is 20, 4 years older than Katniss at the beginning of the series. Her skin, hair, and eye color is also described as much darker in the book.