Newcomer Willow Shields Cast as Prim Everdeen in "The Hunger Games"

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Little-known child star Willow Shields has landed the coveted role of Prim Everdeen in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of bestselling novel The Hunger Games. The film will be the young star's first full length feature. She'll play... 000_009_400_willowhunger

Little-known child star Willow Shields has landed the coveted role of Prim Everdeen in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of bestselling novel The Hunger Games.

The film will be the young star's first full length feature.

She'll play Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence's little sister in the movie and director Gary Ross is thrilled the have her onboard.

He says, "It's so exciting to find an amazing young actress like the one we just met. Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways she is the cornerstone of the story. Willow Shields will make an amazing Prim and we're very lucky to have her."

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