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'Hunger Games' swallows up District 7 tributes

Sam Leigha

Yeesh, it’s been a full 24 hours since the last piece of Hunger Games casting news hit the Web. How do you cope? Why, but reading about another piece of Hunger Games casting news, of course! This time, it’s Panem’s District 7 – known for its lumber – which has found its unnamed tributes in Sam Ly and Leigha Hancock. Ly, who will play the tribute boy, has previously appeared in the direct-to-video Tremors 4: The Legend Begins and Timecop: The Berlin Decision. Hunger Games will be Hancock’s first film.

Ly and Hancock join several other unknown actors in Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins dystopian novel.

The film, directed by Gary Ross, also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Paula Malcomson, and Willow Shields. Hunger Games will hit theaters March 23, 2012. Now, Lionsgate, I know we still have to cast Districts 2, 8, 9, and 10, but how long do we have to wait to find out who plays Haymitch?

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