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Jennifer Lawrence Leading Race for Hunger Games Lead

Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence is today's "front-runner" for the lead role of Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross's The Hunger Games, the first movie adaptation of the super-successful novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins. According to Deadline, "a wide search came down to the wire this week," with Lawrence (who is 20, but would be playing a 16-year-old) now up against young favorites Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, and Emily Browning. It's this season's Lisbeth Salander race, the hottest potential role in town! [Deadline]