'Step Up's' Alyson Stoner really, really wants 'Hunger Games' role

hunger-games-alyson-stoner-katniss-twitter-1.jpg
There's no shortage of young Hollywood actors expressing their desire to star in the much-anticipated "Hunger Games" movie based on the young adult novels. But while most actors act a bit coy about their desire for a role in the film, "Step Up" and "Camp Rock 2" star, Alyson Stoner, is making sure she sends no mixed messages about her desire to play the lead role of Katniss, according to ONTD.

She recently tweeted the photo above of herself dressed as Katniss next to an illustration by Jason Chan

Previously, she tweeted pictures of herself climbing a wall and a tree -- in the books, climbing is one of Katniss' better skills.

hunger-games-alyson-stoner-katniss-twitter-climbing.jpg
Her pal, "Suite Life" actress Debby Ryan told MTV.com that Stoner "read ['The Hunger Games' books] a few years ago, and I know that she's been very much in the mental place of the role... Knowing her better almost than I know myself, she has this dedication and this hardcore-ness."

She then defends Stoner's lack of experience in a lead film role saying, "If you spend 45 seconds around her, you know she can carry a film. She can kick butt in an arena, so I think she would be an insane Katniss. She's been training. She's like climbing rocks and walls and trees. She's insane."

According to a "Hunger Games" producer, the film is looking for someone tough like "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's" Lisbeth Salander. The film will start shooting this spring and will be in theaters in March of next year.

Do you think Stoner should get her wish?
Photo/Video credit: Twitter; Jason Chan