yaFlicks News Round Up #4


When Hollywood is looking for the next big thing, they often turn to the world of literature for inspiration.

With so many of our favorite YA book titles leaving their prized places on our bookshelves for a stint on the silver screen, it can be hard to keep track of them all.

Here’s the latest news from Hollywood, from the big screen, to your screen.


The Hunger Games

The big news the past few weeks has been centered around the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.

So far, the big three have been already been cast – Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.

The newest castmates to be signed up are –

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

Donald Sutherland as President Snow

Stanely Tucci as Caesar Flickerman

Just about every member including thr tributes have now been cast, for a full cast list check out the movie’s IMDB page here. The film has been given a release date for March 23 2012 for the U.S., U.K. and Canada so far. There’s been talk of the series being split into four movies rather than three (one for each book) but that’s currently unconfirmed.

Our first look at Jennifer as Katniss was revealed on the cover of the May issue of Entertainment Weekly, exciting!


The Mortal Instruments

The other adaptation that seems to be picking up the pace is Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments with the much awaited announcement of Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter, New Moon) as Jace Wayland.

Cassandra Clare spoke with MTV’s Hollywood Crush about the casting choice –

“He auditioned with Lily, and he and Lily had incredible chemistry that sort of blazed off the scene. I’m just sitting here watching this on my computer, and you know, he was not the only person they’ve ever sent me to look at. I’ve gotten lots of headshots and this and that, and I’m watching the audition and I literally started crying because that was my Jace and Clary on the screen. And it’s an incredible feeling to see that even as an audition. This is amazing. He was snarky funny where he needed to be snarky funny, and he was badass where he needed to be badass. And he and Lily were incredible together.”

To read more from that interview click here.

The search is now on to find the perfect Simon…


Breaking Dawn

The first trailer for the newest addition to the Twilight franchise – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 premiered at the MTV movie awards a few weeks ago and looks very exciting! Who doesn’t love a wedding? (Well, Jacob I guess)

If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here


Early days….

– Saorise Ronan has been cast as Melanie/Wanda in Stephenie Meyer’s The Host
– The company in charge of the Vampire Academy movie is still in the process of finding a studio
– Evan Daugherty has been hired to write the screenplay for Veronica Roth’s Divergent


That’s all the movie news for the moment!