Feature film ‘The Hunger Games’ begins filming, extras casting notices are ongoing

Elizabeth Banks Effie Trinket Hunger Games

Hollywood’s most beautiful actress Elizabeth Banks plays District 12 chaperone Effie Trinket
Creative Commons

Principal photography on “The Hunger Games” began on May 19, 2011. According the the Screen Actors Guild, shooting will continue through September 3, 2011. Locations include the North Carolina communities of Hildebran, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington among others. Casting for the films extras, stand-ins and photo doubles will continue throughout filming. Some small speaking roles will also be cast as minor script changes occur during the shoot.

Open Casting Calls for Lionsgate feature film ‘The Hunger Games’ in North Carolina

Gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence Hot Photo
Jennifer Lawrence will play the role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”
Creative Commons

The extras casting director for the Lionsgate feature film “The Hunger Games” are holding open casting calls in Concord, NC and Shelby, NC for local area residents to work as background performers on the film. The production will be hiring over one thousand extras throughout filming, in addition to stand-ins and photo doubles for the film’s stars. There is a special need for Children and adults with interesting character faces, but all types will be needed.

Lionsgate will consider unknown talent for ‘The Hunger Games’ as auditions begin

 

Hailee Steinfeld Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games
Hailee Steinfeld and Liam Hemsworth are favorites to play Katniss and Peeta
AB Media

Auditions are about to get underway for the first installment in the “The Hunger Games” trilogy based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. Director Gary Ross and producer Nina Jacobson have stated that they are open to casting unknown actors in the film’s lead roles.