inkpop Fundamentals: April 26, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 26, 2011
★ Primrose Everdeen has been cast! Despite pleas from billions to cast fan favorite Elle Fanning (Dakota’s younger sister) in the role of Primrose Everdeen for the upcoming Hunger Games film adaptation, Lionsgate has announced that the actress selected for the coveted role is none other than newcomer, and New Mexico native, Willow Shields. ‘It’s so exciting to find an amazing young actress like the one we just met,’ director Gary Ross said in a statement about the casting. ‘Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways she is the cornerstone of the story. Willow Shields will make an amazing Prim and we’re very lucky to have her.’ Entertainment Weekly.
★ Alexandra Bracken’s not-yet-published ‘Black Is the Color’ on its way to theaters Alexandra Bracken’s YA dystopian novel Black Is the Color may not be scheduled to hit bookstores until the summer of 2012, but that hasn’t stopped Twentieth Century Fox for scooping up movie rights to the piece. Bracken landed on the radar of readers with last year’s debut Brightly Woven, which told the tale of a rogue wizard; but Black Is the Color goes in a completely different direction. “The story centers around telekinetic teen Ruby, who after being placed in a government-run rehab camp, teams up with a group of similarly gifted kids to escape, eluding those who want to take advantage of their powers.” Black Is the Color is said to be the first title in a three-book series. Hollywood Crush.
★ ‘Glee’ cast member scores writing project! Though he’s won critical acclaim for his acting and vocal chops in the role of Kurt Hummel on TV’s Glee, there’s more to Chris Colfer than meets the eye…like a love for writing. The Glee star has just inked a deal with the Disney Channel to write a pilot entitled The Little Leftover Witch, based upon the Florence Laughlin children’s book of the same title published in 1971. The story “tells the tale of a witch who is taken in by a new family after her broom breaks and she drops out of the sky.” Hollywood Reporter.
Over to you…are you happy to see a newcomer, as opposed to a well-known Hollywood starlet, cast in the role of Primrose Everdeen? Who would you have liked to see play the role of Prim and why? Have you read Brightly Woven? Do you plan on picking up a copy of Black Is the Color when it hits bookstores and/or will you be seeing the film when it arrives in theaters? Are you a Chris Colfer fan? Are you excited to see his writing projects come to life?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)