Elizabeth Banks Cast as Effie in Hunger Games

Sorry, Kristin Chenoweth: Elizabeth Banks is the new Effie of The Hunger Games.

The 37-year-old 30 Rock star has been cast as the "maniacally upbeat" Effie Trinket. Effie acts as the District 12 chaperone for Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Jennifer Lawrenceand Josh Hutcherson, respectively). Chenoweth had been a fan favorite to step into the role.

In other Hunger Games news, Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott will portray the District 3 tributes. Joining the special batch of career tributes from Districts 1, 2 and 4, who look at the Hunger Games as an honor rather than a death sentence, are Tara Macken and Ethan Jamieson as the unnamed District 4 tributes. Read More....



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