I feel very invested in which young actress will be selected to play Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of the Hunger Games trilogy. It's a role of a lifetime in a potentially awesome movie trilogy. In the wrong hands, played by the wrong girl, it could be a disaster. I've been campaigning hard for it to me Chloe Morentz from "Kick Ass" and "Let Me In". She's my first pick by far.
Chloe is the next Natalie Portman. It's a lock. She's crazy talented, smart, and has the looks to boot. She is going to be a major superstar. I have no doubt in my mind. Natalie got her start in a similar fashion; playing the role of a hit girl in a very mature movie, "Leon" (The Professional). It happens to be one of my favorite films of all time. Easily top 3.
Others have mentioned Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. She's not a terrible choice, but I don't feel it's good fit. She's not blood thirsty enough. Tonight I found my alternate pick: Kaitlyn Dever. She's currently playing a 14 year old on the fantastic FX show Justified. She also had small parts on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, and Party Down. Talk about resume builders...
Believe me when I say that this girl has it. She's the real deal, and I like to think I'm one of the first people to say she's going all the way. There's no chance she will be considered for such a high profile role as Katniss, but she should. Hopefully the casting director will come across my blog.