Stanley Tucci to play Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

We predicted that veteran thespian Stanley Tucci would play the stylist Cinna (who dresses Katniss Everdeen for the games) in the upcoming Gary Ross helmed film THE HUNGER GAMES, but it looks like Tucci will actually play Caesar Flickerman. I hate to stereo-type, but Tucci tends to be really great at these over-the-top characters so Flickerman is quite a good match for him. For those who have yet to hop on THE HUNGER GAMES wagon, Flickerman is the television personality that interviews and introduces the tributes to the country of Panem before they go into the arena. He’s one of those annoying characters that’s almost too likable to really hate but I’m interested to see how he looks on film because he’s described as being quite unreal looking with wild colored hair and color-tinged skin.

Stanley Tucci will be joining Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley and Elizabeth Banks in the film which hits theaters on March 23, 2012. We’re still waiting for confirmation as to whether or not Woody Harrelson will play Haymitch Abernathy- I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Stanley Tucci

Source: Lionsgate

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