Jennifer Lawrence Cast in The Hunger Games, whitewashing discussions continue

"As long as they fit the [book's] physical description, nonwhite actors should at least get a chance," says Marissa Lee, co-founder of the web community Racebending.com, where fans have protested the "whitewashing" of Hollywood film adaptations like last year's The Last Airbender.
Fantastic as she was in Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence still has Hunger Games fans concerned

Lee and others at her site worried that diversity would be ignored in the Hunger Games casting call early on. Back in November, they created a FAQ about race in the novels and wrote a letter to the brass at Lionsgate, the studio behind the film - Read all about it on Jezebel.com

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