'Hunger Games' cast

Thursday, 2 June 2011

'Hunger Games' cast

The Internet is abuzz with casting rumors for the big-screen adaptation of the first book in the "Hunger Games" trilogy. We're taking a look at the familiar faces attached so far. See pictures.

Jennifer Lawrence

Character: Katniss Everdeen
The Academy Award nominee didn't land the lead role without a little controversy.

Woody Harrelson

Character: Haymitch Abernathy
The Oscar nominee got the part rumored to be going to this actor.

Liam Hemsworth

Character: Gale Hawthorne
The Australian actor is best known for his famous ex-girlfriend and his Thor-playing big brother.

Josh Hutcherson

Character: Peeta Mellark
Fans might recognize the Kentucky native from his roles in "Zathura" and "The Kids Are All Right."

Alexander Ludwig

Character: Cato
The Canadian actor starred opposite a former wrestler in a 2009 Disney movie before landing his latest role.

Isabelle Fuhrman

Character: Clove
The teen actress starred in a cult thriller with an Oscar nominee.

Stanley Tucci

Character: Caesar Flickerman
Another Oscar nominee in the cast, he will be playing one of the series' more colorful characters.

Wes Bentley

Character: Seneca Crane
The actor from Jonesboro, Ark.  got his big break in “American Beauty.”

Elizabeth Banks

Character: Effie Trinket
The small- and big-screen actress is known for both her comedic and dramatic work.

Paula Malcomson

Character: Mrs. Everdeen
The “Caprica” and “Deadwood” actress from Northern Ireland is moving to the silver screen as the Everdeen matriarch.

Willow Shields

Character: Primrose Everdeen
The young actress from a Southwestern city is getting her big break as the little sister of the main character.

Dayo Okeniyi

Character: Thresh
The relatively unknown actor has been cast as one of the series’ many tributes, or participants in the Hunger Games.

Amandla Stenberg

Character: Rue
The young actress who will be playing a District 11 tribute played a younger version of another actress in her first movie.

Jack Quaid

Character: Marvel
The son of famous parents, he is making his acting debut as one of the series’ bad guys.

Leven Rambin

Character: Glimmer
The actress, cast as one of the books’ career tributes, is known for her work on “All My Children” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Donald Sutherland

Character: President Snow
The “M*A*S*H” actor landed his part after filming had already started. As tall as he is Sutherland doesn’t exactly match the physical description of his character.

Lenny Kravitz

Character: Cinna
The rocker reportedly won the part because of his impressive performance as a nurse in an Academy Award-nominated movie.
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