Hunger Games Movie Casting Full List The Hunger Games: Who's Who in the Cast by Becky Kirsch 06/3/12 31 Reactions 1 Shares Print 0 0 1 0 0 The Hunger Games craze just keeps getting bigger and bigger as the first in the book trilogy moves closer to big-screen adaptation on March 23. By now you've probably seen The Hunger Games trailer, but how much do you know about the actors and the characters they'll be taking on? Whether you're a fan of the novels or just getting in on the hype, meet the cast that will be bringing the film to life — and learn a bit more about their onscreen counterparts. Source: Getty Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress: 20-year-old Lawrence broke out thanks to her Oscar-nominated turn in last year's Winter's Bone; she'll also appear in X-Men: First Class. The character: Protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss is a tough teenager with an undying loyalty to her family and a talent for hunting. She grew up in the post-apocalyptic world of Panem where food is scarce and the corrupt government in the Capitol sends teenagers into a battle to the death for sport. Katniss sacrifices herself to enter the Hunger Games in the place of her little sister Prim, who's chosen by lottery. Source: Getty 1 / 15 Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Tucci has showed his range in films like Easy A, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Lovely Bones, and seems to pop up in virtually every movie these days. The character: Flickerman is the charismatic host of the Hunger Games, who interviews each of the candidates before they head into the arena. Source: Getty 2 / 15 Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress: Banks is known mostly for her comedic roles on shows like Scrubs and 30 Rock, as well as films like Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Definitely, Maybe. The character: Effie is a bubbly (almost nauseatingly so) woman who makes the Hunger Games tributes announcement and escorts Katniss and Peeta to the Capitol for training. Source: Getty 3 / 15 Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Harrelson has been around forever, getting his career started on Cheers and recently scoring an Oscar nod for The Messenger. The character: A former Hunger Games victor from District 12, Haymitch is required to coach the tributes from his district each year (much to his chagrin). Haymitch spends most of his time drinking and acting surly, but he's a survivor and a strategist at the core. Source: Getty 4 / 15 Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Hutcherson has been acting since childhood, but he recently got attention for his role as Laser in The Kids Are All Right. The character: Kindhearted Peeta is the son of District 12's resident bakers; he joins Katniss as the male tribute in The Hunger Games and it's quickly revealed that he has feelings for her. Source: Getty 6 / 15 Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Brother of Thor's Chris Hemsworth, Liam had his first major movie role opposite Miley Cyrus in The Last Song. The character: Gale is Katniss's best friend, who has dreams of running away to escape the Capitol's regime. Though he can have any girl he wants, he and Katniss have some serious sexual tension. Source: Getty 6 / 15 Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress: 10-year-old Shields is a relative newcomer to Hollywood. The character: Primrose, better known as Prim, is Katniss's 12-year-old sister with whom she has a very close relationship. Source: Getty 7 / 15 Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress: Irish actress Malcomson has appeared on a slew of TV shows including Sons of Anarchy, Caprica, and The Event. The character: Mother to Katniss and Prim, Mrs. Everdeen is a healer who suffered a breakdown after the death of her husband, forcing Katniss to take care of the household. Source: Getty 8 / 15 Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Most of us remember Bentley as the teenage filmmaker who watched a plastic bag dance in the wind in American Beauty. The character: Seneca Crane is the Head Gamemaker (i.e. the creator) of the 74th Hunger Games, the one in which Katniss and Peeta are selected. Source: Getty 9 / 15 Isabelle Fuhrman and Alexander Ludwig as Clove and Cato What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actors: You may remember Fuhrman as the terrifying Esther from Orphan, while Ludwig appeared in Race to Witch Mountain (and was up for the role of Peeta!). The characters: Cato and Clove are the male and female tributes from District 2, both of who are nasty and ruthless. Source: Getty 11 / 15 Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin as Marvel and Glimmer What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actors: Quaid is the son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid; Rambin has appeared on Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and All My Children. The characters: They're the male and female tributes from District 1 who prove to be formidable opponents in the arena. Source: Getty 11 / 15 Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg as Thresh and Rue What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The characters: Both Okeniyi and Stenberg are relatively new to the Hollywood scene, with a handful of small roles between them. The characters: They're the male and female tributes from District 11; both play vital roles in Katniss's experience in the arena during the games. Source: Getty 12 / 15 Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress: The Hunger Games marks Emerson's first major film role. The character: Though the name of the female tribute from District 5 is never revealed, Katniss gives her the nickname "foxface" due to both her sly behavior and her fox-like face. Source: Getty 13 / 15 Lenny Kravitz as Cinna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: Better known for his musical talents than his acting, Kravitz has been rocking out since the '90s. He does have one major acting credit though: he had a memorable role as a nurse in Precious. The character: Cinna is selected to be Katniss's stylist for her interviews and events before entering the arena for the Hunger Games. Though the rest of his team is wacky and outlandish, Cinna is more down to earth. Gentle and wise, he quickly becomes a friend and confidante to Katniss. Source: Getty 14 / 15 Donald Sutherland as President Snow What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actor: He's been in films and television for almost 50 years and has won countless awards through his career. The character: President Snow is the villain of The Hunger Games, the leader of Panem. He's also the mastermind behind the games, and more of a presence than a main character. 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There was nothing special or standout about them. The second was like a copy cat of the first only less interesting and the third read like it was written by a different author and it was completely depressing. bellakaoru 3 years Throw in the prep team! bellakaoru 3 years Throw in the prep team! 3 years The casting for the Hunger Games is a HUGE disappointment. The only two that I like are Katniss and Prim. The one character choice that I really don't like is Cinna! 3 years I think a lot of the casting for this has been really good. Especially for Haymitch and Caesar (Stanley Tucci is perfect for this role! And for all those who wanted someone else for Haymitch - RDJ etc, I agree others would have been good but I promise Woody will be just as great). Elizabeth Banks also seems a good fit for Effie. Have to say I was really shocked by the choice for Cinna but I never had a clear picture of Cinna in my head and haven't seen Lenny in anything so it could work. The same goes for the main trio too - I haven't seen them in anything before and minor appearance changes can be made so I'm giving them a chance til I see them in it! Burkina 3 years Liam needs to have a huge American breakthrough. The Hemsworth brothers are so sweet. I also love me some Tucci <3Elizabeth and Jennifer look like twins, and the same as every hollywood actress. Yawn. Burkina 3 years Liam needs to have a huge American breakthrough. The Hemsworth brothers are so sweet. I also love me some Tucci <3 Elizabeth and Jennifer look like twins, and the same as every hollywood actress. Yawn. Becky Kirsch 3 years aembry396, Cinna is the only major character who hasn't been cast yet, but the movie starts shooting next week so I have a feeling we'll know the answer soon! :) Shannon Vestal 3 years Shaking with excitement! Shannon Vestal 3 years Shaking with excitement! aembry396 3 years Are we missing Cinna? Who is playing him? littlemunchkin 3 years Love all this info :-) littlemunchkin 3 years Love all this info :-) likethedirection 3 years Ooh, I love Hunger Games posts!