Shailene Woodley Replacing Jennifer Lawrence For Last Two ‘Hunger Games’ Films, Mockingjay Part I and II

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Wow, this is news we didn’t see coming! It’s reported that due to some scheduling conflicts, Jennifer Lawrence is bowing out of the final two Hunger Games films, with Shailene Woodley taking her place. The Oscar-winning actress has too many projects on her plate, as she is currently filming an untitled David O. Russell project in Boston, and still has to shoot X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Also, since Shailene has lined up not one, but two film roles based on books, it makes sense that she would step in Jennifer’s place. In addition to taking on the role of Katniss Everdeen in Mockingjay Part I and II, she’s currently filming The Amazing Spider-Man sequel in NYC, and will being shooting Divergent in Chicago this month. Also, she’ll play a cancer patient named Hazel in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.

Fun fact, Shailene actually auditioned for the role of Katniss for the book’s adaptation, but lost out to Jennifer.

What do you think of this HUGE casting news? Sound off in the comments section. Also, Jennifer wrote a letter to fans letting them know why this had to happen. Click HERE to read it.

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94 Responses to "Shailene Woodley Replacing Jennifer Lawrence For Last Two ‘Hunger Games’ Films, Mockingjay Part I and II"

  1. Teen.com
    jodie says:

    Omg don’t let them get rid of jennifer! She IS the hunger games. She brings it together
    Shailene is rubbish and ugly!

  2. Teen.com
    elizabeth says:

    whoever thought of this joke hasn’t thought of how all those THG fans was going to harass them!!!
    guess we’re not the fooled ones now!! : p

  3. Teen.com
    Sam Campbell says:

    My heart just about got dropped in a blender and drank with a straw. Fuck you whoever came up with this sick joke.

  4. Teen.com
    fuckup says:

    This was not f***ing funny…jackasses

    • Teen.com
      1616 says:

      I agree I’m fricking done if they replace Jen like seriously she makes the movi e she is katniss

      • Teen.com
        Kare says:

        Nope. Jennifer Lawrence is a horrible Katniss. When I read the books, she was not what I pictured. And after I saw the movies, I felt let down. Shailene Woodley is perfect and should have been Katniss from the start. People will see that when they have a basis for comparison if this is the truth.

  5. Teen.com
    jazzy says:

    IF THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL LOOSE ALL PROFITS AND NEVER SELL ANY HUNGER GAMES STUFF AGAIN SO KNOCK IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Teen.com
    Maddie Homoelle says:

    Even though this is old I found it and about died… If she was replaced by that stupid idiot I would not see, buy, or touch any of the Hunger Games movies ever again :-( that really scared me >:(

    • Teen.com
      Lol says:

      Did you just call Shailene Woodley a stupid idiot??? Just wait until Divergent…

  7. Teen.com
    Angelise says:

    NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!! You almost gave me a heart attack don’t do that to someone!!!!!!!!!

  8. Teen.com
    Aljun says:

    Shailene is awesome as Tris in Divergent, but I think she doesn’t fit as Katniss in THG.
    I think I can say this in behalf of all THG fans: WE WILL BE WILLING TO WAT FOR MOCKINGJAY, BUT PLEASE LET JENNIFER LAWRENCE BE KATNISS. STILL.

  9. Teen.com
    Lindsea says:

    If this is true, no one will see this movie and I will throw myself off a bridge.

  10. [...] like it when any movie or show tries to replace the original actors for the same characters. (When April Fool’s rumors came out that Jennifer Lawrence would not be reprising her role as Katniss in The Hunger Games, I had to [...]

  11. Teen.com
    Harriet says:

    OMG! I was soooo scared, so happy it was just a joke cause if it weren’t mockingjay would not be the same!

  12. Teen.com
    Mina says:

    O_OIWASFREAKINGOUT

  13. Teen.com
    maureen says:

    I really like Shailene..she was SO AWSOME in The Descendants ,(but she’s No J L)…

  14. Teen.com
    Miranda says:

    i knew this was a joke..she already filmed catching fire..a real hunger games fan would know that..

    • Teen.com
      Serena says:

      A real Hunger Games fan would know all of these things:
      A: A real Hunger Games fan would know that Mockingjay is to be split in two halves, meaning the last two films will be Mockingjay 1 and 2.
      B: A real Hunger Games fan would read the title and see it says absolutely nothing about Catching Fire.
      C: A real Hunger Games fan would spell ‘Hunger Games’ with a capitol letter.

      You did none of these things.

  15. Teen.com
    Emily says:

    I knew it was a joke immediately. I know Jennifer Lawrence, and she would never do that to her fans.

  16. Teen.com
    Édgar says:

    No. No me gusta nada. Ahora la odio. :c

  17. Teen.com
    Brooklyn says:

    Not cool!!! I was freaking out! I love Jennifer!!

  18. Teen.com
    hhm says:

    haha April fools. XD

  19. Teen.com
    Maryam says:

    This is bullshit, I bet it’s a rumor bc mockingjay would flop without jennifer and everyone knows it so I bet they’ll change the shooting date

  20. Teen.com
    Anabell says:

    this HAS to be a joke!!!!!!

  21. Teen.com
    monica says:

    This movie isn’t going to be as good. Jennifer Lawrence is a FAR BETTER actress than Shailene. Have you seen The Secret Life?

  22. Teen.com
    Erin says:

    YOU GUYS ARE MEAN! THIS SCARED ME!

  23. Teen.com
    kassi says:

    the movie is not gonna feel the same without J.L

  24. Teen.com
    Samantha says:

    NOT funny!!!!

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