From 30 Rock to The Capitol: Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Play Effie in THE HUNGER GAMES

THE HUNGER GAMES casting is heating up. Yesterday two Tributes were cast and now we learn that Elizabeth Banks is in talks to play Effie Trinket, the escort for District 12 Tributes Katniss and Peeta.

Effie is a fashionable, brightly-colored wig-wearing bureaucrat with a charming, bubbly personality and a tendency to be a flake. In addition to escorting the District 12 Tributes, she also has to draw the names on Reaping Day.

Banks appeared in The Hunger Games director Gary Ross’ Seabiscuit and has acted in movies ranging from Definitely, Maybe to Zack and Miri Make a Porno. She has also had recurring roles on the television series 30 Rock and Scrubs. She will next be seen in theaters opposite Paul Rudd in My Idiot Brother.

I really thought Kristin Chenoweth would be cast as Effie, but I can see Banks in the role. What do you think? Is she a good choice? Who should be Haymitch?

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