Hailee Steinfeld: Future Katniss Everdeen?

The Hunger Games

A bit of background:
Some of you may know that many Power Animals are fans of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (THG) trilogy. In a nutshell, THG is an epic, sci-fi YA series about a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in Panem (a post-apocalyptic United States) and is forced by the totalitarian Panem government to fight to the death on national television. This series is SO amazing, and all PA readers should seriously consider giving it a try! Trust us, you will not be sad you did.

The main point:
A film version of the first Hunger Games book is to be released in 2013, so the big question now on the minds of fans is: WHO will snag the coveted role of tough-as-nails, self-sufficient heroine Katniss Everdeen? A huge number of rumors and fan made casting lists have been circulating around the Internet, and I recently came upon a rumor suggesting that 14-year-old True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld may be in the running for the role of Katniss.

Hailee Steinfeld

The top pick:
Hands down, my top pick for Katniss is the super cute Steinfeld. She looks like Katniss, she’s the perfect age to play Katniss (remember, the movie comes out in 2013!), and she seems to have both the requisite toughness and acting chops to play Katniss. Do you agree? Tell us who your top Katniss pick is, we want to know! And may the odds be ever in Hailee’s favor…