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Jennifer Lawrence to Play Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games'

March 18, 2011 (6:56 am) GMT
After battling with Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Browning, and Abigail Breslin, the star of 'The Beaver' is finally chosen to take most coveted role in Gary Ross' latest movie.

Oscar nominee has landed the most coveted role in Hollywood after signing on to star in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestseller, "".

The "" star has been cast as Katniss Everdeen in the film, according to movie news website TheWrap.com. Lawrence reportedly beat fellow 2011 Oscar nominee to the role in the saga of battling teenagers.

The film will be directed by Gary Ross, and is slated to hit cinemas in a year, March 12. Confirming the news of Lawrence's casting, Ross says, "I'm so excited to work with Jen and see her bring this character to life. Katniss requires a young actress with strength, depth, complexity, tenderness, and power. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades. She's going to be an amazing Katniss."

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