Fans of The Hunger Games - the dark and addictive YA trilogy that is the hottest kid-lit read this side of Twilight - have been avidly following casting rumors for the forthcoming film adaptation. But while director Gary Ross initially told Entertainment Weekly that the actress playing resentful revolutionary heroine Katniss Everdeen needn't be a "star," now it's being reported that Oscar-nominated Winter's Bone breakout Jennifer Lawrence is close to snagging the coveted role. [Read more via Jezebel]