Thesp joins Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate pic

Willow Shields has been cast as Primrose Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” for Lionsgate.

Industry newcomer Shields joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

Gary Ross is directing from a script by Billy Ray, based on the bestselling young-adult novel series by Suzanne Collins.

Nina Jacobson is producing through her Color Force shingle. Pic is set for production later in the year.

Shields is represented by the A&M Agency.

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