Elizabeth Banks will join the cast of the upcoming film “The Hunger Games” and she will play the role of Effie Trinket.
The actress announced the news in a post on her Twitter.com page. She wrote, “I can now confirm I’m Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games. So excited!”
Other celebrities who have reportedly signed up for the big screen adaptation of the best-selling novel are young stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence.
Banks will play the role of Trinket, who is the energetic handler who advises literary heroine Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) as they prepare to fight in the Hunger Games.
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