Elizabeth Banks to join 'Hunger Games'
Published Apr 19 2011, 10:28 BST | By Zakia Uddin Elizabeth Banks
has signed up to the cast of Hunger Games
The actress will join Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in her role as escort and chaperone Effie Trinket, Variety
Her character will guide the young 'tributes' - young people chosen to take part in a deadly televised event - to the central city Capitol, where they will take part in and witness games which could prove fatal.Hunger Games
is based on the first book of the trilogy by sci-fi writer Suzanne Collins.
Other new members of the cast have been added, with relative unknowns in two supporting roles.
Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg will appear as the 'tributes' Thresh and Rue in the fantasy adaptation
Banks will next be seen in Movie 43
, which is a series of comedy segments featuring Emma Stone and Kristen Bell.