Lionsgate announced that red-headed newcomer Amber Chaney will play the Avox Girl in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. In the best-selling dystopian trilogy, Avoxes are Capitol slaves who’ve had their tongues cut out over some perceived act of rebellion. Chaney will play the Avox Girl who attends to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen before she goes into the arena. In a moment of horror, Katniss recognizes the Avox as a girl whose brutal capture she witnessed back home.
Filming on The Hunger Games, which stars, among many others, Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks, is currently underway in North Carolina. EW recently revealed an exclusive first look at Lawrence in costume as trilogy heroine Katniss.