The casting of The Hunger Games, the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ futuristic best-seller about children forced to battle to the death on reality TV, rolls on. Newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott have been plucked to play the male and female Tributes from District 3. In the novel, Prescott’s character bids a heartbreaking goodbye to her parents and younger siblings after her name is called. Nelson’s character is skilled in electronics and technology, which the Career Tributes exploit.
The Hunger Games will be in theaters on March 23, 2012.