UPDATE: Gary Ross has added Jack Quaid (son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan) to play Marvel, the other combatant from District 1. Quaid is making his screen debut and plays a thuggish competitor from a district heavily favored to win The Hunger Games competition.
EARLIER: Leven Rambin has been cast by director Gary Ross as Glimmer in The Hunger Games, District 1’s combatant who’s pitted against District 12’s Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in the battle to the death competition that makes up the first film in the series. Rambin jumps to the big screen after playing recurring roles in One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy. Rambin also was a regular in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, after graduating from the soaps from All My Children, which was just canceled by ABC. After Lionsgate and Ross ended a long audition process to cast Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as the three leads, they are moving quickly to firm up the supporting cast. They’re setting 30 Rock‘s Elizabeth Banks to play Katniss’ handler Effie, and newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg to play Thresh and Rue, who figure prominently in the first book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy. Rambin’s repped by APA and The Schiff Company.
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