August 23, 2012
It’s been revealed that idol group Nogizaka46 will be holding an audition among the members to voice act in the Hollywood film, ‘The Hunger Games‘.
Captain Sakurai Reika commented, “To be able to challenge voice acting in a Hollywood mega-film is like a dream, a big surprise news!” She also declared, “This time, there will only be 1 role, but the 33 of us will do our best to survive.”
‘The Hunger Games’ is based on a best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins that was released in the United States earlier in March. It’s the first movie since ‘Avatar‘ to top the box office 4 weekends in a row. The story is set in North America after the collapse of the modern civilization. There, 24 participants representing 12 districts are chosen to battle to their death until only 1 person remains.
The member who passes the audition will voice Rue (played by Amandla Stenberg), a young girl representing District 11 who is also the rival of protagonist Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence / voiced by Mizuki Nana).
Center Ikoma Rina expressed, “I’ve admired the job of a voice actress. It’s like a dream, so I’m quite excited! Although only 1 will be chosen out of 33, I am fired up to win this important role. I will do my best to meet everyone on the big screen!”
‘The Hunger Games’ will open in theaters nationwide starting September 28th.
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