Lionsgate announced today that British character actor Toby Jones – if you haven’t seen his take on Truman Capote, rent Infamous immediately – has been tapped for The Hunger Games, the adaptation of the first installment in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA trilogy. He’ll play bombastic Hunger Games announcer Claudius Templesmith, known for ending all of his pronouncements with his booming trademark line “and may the odds be ever in your favor!” Jones’ casting follows today’s news that Lenny Kravitz will bring the most beloved Cinna character to life.
Filming on The Hunger Games, which stars, among many others, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks, just commenced in North Carolina. EW recently revealed an exclusive first look at Lawrence in costume as trilogy heroine Katniss.
For more on The Hunger Games, including photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and a guide to the film’s other characters, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now.