Willow Shields gallery update + Lionsgate's official press release

The gallery has been updated with high resolution photos of Willow Shields who was announced to be playing Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games just a few hours ago. You can see the relative newcomer in the upcoming made-for-TV movie, Beyond The Blackboard.

Check them out here.

You can ‘Like’ Willow Shield’s facebook page here.

Also, here’s part of Lionsgate’s official press release that deals with Willow:

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2011- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES are pleased to announce that newcomer Willow Shields has been cast in the role of Primrose Everdeen, little sister to heroine Katniss, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel.

Shields joins talented young actors Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson, in the role of Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth in the role of Gale Hawthorne.

Said director Gary Ross of the casting decision, “Its so exciting to find an amazing young actress like the one we just met.  Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways she is the cornerstone of the story.    Willow Shields will make an amazing Prim and we’re very lucky to have her.”

Shields is represented by the A&M Agency in her home state of New Mexico.

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