Amandla Stenberg has been cast as Rue in the upcoming Lionbridge feature film The Hunger Games.
A relative newcomer, Amandla shot her first feature, Colombiana, an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana whose character, Amandla plays as a child, in the summer of 2010. The film featured lots of daring stunts, some of which Amandla performed herself. On set to help Amandla hone her natural athletic abilities was David Belle, the French-born creator of Parkour. Skills which will have stood her in good stead for The Hunger Games role.
Dayo Okeniyi, who will play fellow District 11 tribute, Thresh.
They join the already announced Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.