Folks, that’s both a headline and a statement, because this casting couldn’t be more perfect.
Stanley Tucci, who has played some amazing diva mentors in the past (See “Devil Wears Prada” and “Burlesque”), has been cast as “The Hunger Games” interviewer Caesar Flickerman.
The very flamboyant Caesar interviews the tributes for the hungry masses that crave any info on them and the games. He’s known to change the color of his skin and hair frequently. Moreover, if Caesar likes a tribute, then he knows how to spin a tribute’s story to gain favor among the people and thus more gifts (Read: Better chance of survival) sent to them during the games.
It was with Caesar that we discover Katniss’ fellow tribute, Peeta, has a gift with the witty banter, which wins over the fans. Also, Katniss confessed/ sort of lied to Caesar that she was in love with Peeta and garnered them much sympathy as only one of them could make it out of the games.
Tucci stars in this summer’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” He’s currently filming the “modern day fairy tale,” “Jack the Giant Killer” with Ewan McGregor.
Don’t you think Stanley Tucci is an amazing choice for Caesar?