Meet the Hunger Games Cast (now complete)

By Cher Cabula - Sunday, June 26, 2011

If you’ve read the books then you also share my excitement over the upcoming movie as an adaptation of The Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins. Now there may have been surprising castings here and fans may or may not agree but for now we’ll just have to wait and see how they will play out their roles in the movie. [Source]

The Hunger Games  Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Based from seeing her in X-men First Class as young Mystique, I’m guessing she lost a lot of weight for her role as Katniss and they dyed her hair too. At first I was doubtful but after seeing the first teaser pictures, she’s now looking good for the part. I have a hunch she’ll channel the inner lioness in Katniss pretty well too.

Josh Hutcherson    Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark

His casting was met with a lot of questions from fans of the series but hey let’s wait on how he interprets Peeta. I’ve only watched him in Bridge to Terabithia and he seems too animated to play as the timid baker’s son. Let’s hope he does Peeta justice.

Liam Hemsworth    Hunger Games Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne

The brother of the hunkalicious Thor was actually my pick for Peeta since I thought it would suit him more but surprisingly he got cast as Gale. My interpretation of Gale was a dark-haired guy with intense piercing eyes, Liam’s eyes are too kind I think.

Hunger Games   Meet the Cast Donald Sutherland as President Snow

I’ve imagined President Snow as someone more sinister looking President Snow but Mr. Sutherland would seem fit for the job.

Lenny Kravitz Cinna Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

Cinna happens to be one of my favorite characters in the book and I had several actors in mind who I think really were going to portray him beautifully in the movie but when I saw Lenny cast as Cinna, I really shook my head. Honestly I don’t see him as Cinna at all but he might have done well in the auditions to convince the director so what the hell. He better not botch the job up.

Woody Harrelson Hunger Games Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy

Now this was an interesting choice. I think Woody is perfect as Haymitch although I didn’t consider him in my forecast before. Haymitch will play as Katniss and Peeta’s mentor during the hunger games and he has a vital role in shaping up both the lead characters’ strengths and morale.

toby jones hunger games stanley tucci hunger games

Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman

Both play minor characters in the movie, we’ll just mostly see them in the arena as the announcer and the interviewer of the champions.

paula malcomson willow shields as primrose everdeen

Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen and Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen

elizabeth banks as effie trinket amandla as rue

Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket and Amandla Stenberg as Rue

The other District Champions

hunger games champions

From left:

Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Kalia Prescott (District 3’s female tribute),

Ian Nelson (District 3’s male tribute), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Jackie Emerson (Foxface),

Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Jack Quaid (Marvel)

Other minor characters can be seen on THIS PAGE.

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