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Elizabeth Banks Effie Trinket In 'Hunger Games': Star Lands Role

Elizabeth Banks

First Posted: 04/28/11 02:43 PM ET Updated: 06/28/11 06:12 AM ET

It's official: Elizabeth Banks has landed a major role in "The Hunger Games."

The star tweeted the news on Thursday afternoon, writing, "Yes! And I can now confirm I'm EFFIE TRINKET in @TheHungerGames. So excited!"

Banks was first linked to the role over a week ago. Trinket is the adult escort and sometimes protector of the story's heroes -- Katniss, Peeta and Gale -- teenage warriors battling in a nationally broadcast fighting tournament on a post-Apocalyptic vision of Earth.

Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss, the story's lead; Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth take on Peeta and Gale, respectively.

It's the latest in a long series of projects for a busy Banks. plays one of Paul Rudd's sisters in the comedy film "Our Idiot Brother," and in 2012, will feature in "Man on Ledge" and "Welcome To People."


Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |