Hunger Games Casting: Toby Jones is Claudius Templesmith

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Lionsgate announced today that Toby Jones (Infamous, Your Highness) will take on the role of Hunger Games announcer Claudius Templesmith, known for booming over the loudspeaker "and may the odds be ever in your favor!" after every announcement.

This news comes directly on the heels of news that Lenny Kravitz will play the beloved Cinna, Katniss' young fashion stylist.

Toby Jones Will Be Claudius Templesmith

The Hunger Games follows the story of Katniss Everdeen as she takes her sister's place in the annual 'Hunger Games' watched by everyone in the Capitol and 12 districts.  Each district must send a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to fight in a battle to the death -- aired on live television.

The film also stars (so far) Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Wes Bentley as Gamemaker Seneca Crane, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen, and Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen.

The film, directed by Gary Ross, is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.

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The Hunger Games Quotes

There's 24 of us Gale, only one comes out.

Katniss Everdeen

I just love that!

Effie Trinket

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