Jennifer Lawrence

Louisville native and oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence has been cast to play Katniss in the movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games”.

The critically acclaimed children’s book by Suzanne Collins is about a young girl who participates in forced gladiatorial battles in a post-apocolyptic North America. Lawrence will play the heroine Katniss Everdeen. The film will be directed by Gary Ross.

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Louisville Native Lawrence Gets Oscar Nod

by Rick Howlett January 25, 2011

The 20 year old was nominated for her performance in “Winter’s Bone,” which also received nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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