Lionsgate has announced that Stanley Tucci has joined the cast of Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games. Tucci will play the role of Caesar Flickerman:
Caesar Flickerman is utterly familiar to all the citizens of Panem as the l host of the Hunger Games. Known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality, his upbeat interviews of the 24 tributes – a boy and a girl from each of the country’s 12 districts – are presented on every television in the nation. He is famous for turning any conversation around to the positive and finding humor in even the most dire circumstances.
The Hunger Games is scheduled to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.