Hunger Games movie casts the role of Katniss!

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Breaking news for fans of The Hunger Games!

The lead role of Katniss has finally been cast! Newcomer Jennifer Lawrence was chosen over other hopefuls like Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Watson and Demi Lovato!

In a statement, The Hunger Games author, Suzanne Collins, said: "Jennifer's just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought we'd find somebody this perfect for the role. And I can't wait for everyone to see her play it."

Filming will start on the movie later this spring with a release date of March 23, 2012!

So let's dish: Do you think the movie's producers made the right chose to play the role of Katniss? Comment back!

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