"The Hunger Games" is filling up.
Stanley Tucci has signed on to play Caesar Flickerman in Lionsgate's franchise, based Stanley Tucci Picture.jpg” style=”border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 298px; ” title=”” />on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novels, Lionsgate announced Monday.
"The Hunger Games” is set in, as young adult novels tend to be, a dystopic world. In this one, teenagers are forced to participate in an annually televized fight-to-the-death events. Flickerman is the relentlessly upbeat host of the games.
Tucci appears in Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger" and Warner Bros. "Jack the Giant Killer."
Lionsgate plans to release the film on March 23, 2012.
It's a big project, and Lionsgate is hoping it'll deliver audiences the way "The Twilight Saga" delivered for Summit Entertainment.
Tucci is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.