|Does this look animated to you? Something about it just looks fake...but I guess that's the way all covers are becoming now-a-days, right?|
Sorry about the two posts in one day. Sheesh. Some weeks I can't even come up with something interesting today because all the creativity has been sucked dry. But I had to jump on this before it became old news. (Or maybe it already is and I'm slow to see it).
So, it looks like Gary Ross is filming in earnest now. If you click on the link above you can read the whole article, but it sounds like actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is doing some heavy-duty training for her part in the movie. Learning to shoot arrows, etc.
I guess I didn't realize how old she really is. Twenty years old and playing a sixteen year old. That's a far stretch don't you think? I hope they can pull it off.
To sum up the article, Jennifer talks about how strange it is for people showing up at her house all the time, trying on shoes, clothes and messing with her hair. I guess I thought she had this sort of 'trouble' before, in rolls like Mystique in X-Men First Class . But she and Mr. Ross had to laugh and realize that the character of Katniss had to put up with that, too. Good training. In different way.
In another article (same website) it talks about where the movie will be filmed, and where PANEM will come to be. QUOTE:
On the website for the town of Hildebran, N.C., an area about an hour outside of Charlotte, there’s a slogan that reads, “We brag a little… it’s our town.” Soon, Hildebran’s citizens might have something more to boast about: According to local officials, the small town (its population is less than 2,000) is being transformed into the country of Panem for the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.
It's funny. You don't realize how movies can take over places, totally transform them. I used to think all movies were in some set in Hollywood. Either that or a completely foreign country. And maybe that used to be the case. Maybe. But just think how this will affect the people of that city. Actually, I think it would be pretty exciting to drive down the street where I live and say, "Hey, look, they are filming today for LOTR." (Yeah, total dream there. Actually, I'd love to live in N.Z. where that movie is being filmed.)
Supposedly the town is a ghost town, abandoned and rural. Which would be perfect for the film.--->
And PS. Don't forget to check out my review of THE SWEETEST THING below. I posted twice today.