Stanley Tucci Joins The Hunger Games

Finally, some Hunger Games casting news that is worth posting. Deadline is reporting that actor Stanley Tucci has joined the cast in the role of Caesar Flickerman, the TV host of the games. We reported a few weeks back that he was in talks for the role but now it’s confirmed.

Wikipedia describes the character as “a popular Capitol reporter who is famous for conducting interviews for the Hunger Games for more than forty years….he is somewhat freakish in his appearance. He is easygoing with most, if not all people, and is excellent at making the tributes “shine.”

Tucci joins a cast that already includes names like Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Wes Bentley. While the cast is mostly complete, there are still a few key roles left to fill such as tributes Cato and Clove, Haymitch, Cinna and President Snow.

The film will directed by Gary Ross from a script by Billy Ray, and has a release date of March 23, 2012