President Snow

It’s the last big casting announcement we’ve been waiting for and today Lionsgate has confirmed that veteran actor Donald Sutherland will play President Snow in The Hunger Games movie.

In the novel President Snow is described as “cruel and ruthless in his intimidation and control tactics,” ruling over Panem and its contained districts for 25-plus years. He and District 12 tribute Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) have a contentious relationship throughout the series.

The Avox Girl

Meet Amber Chaney who will be playing the role of Avox Girl in The Hunger Games! An Avox is a person who has been punished for rebelling against the Capitol and have had their tongues cut out, rendering them unable to speak as punishment. Katniss recognizes an Avox while staying in the Capitol before the 74th Hunger Games; she saw this particular Avox in the forest surrounding District 12 while she was hunting with Gale. The now Avox was with another boy. The boy was killed, and the girl was caught in a net dropped from a hovercraft. She will play a key role in Katniss's experience in the arena.

Claudius Templesmith

Toby Jones has been officially cast as Claudius Templesmith. Claudius plays a key role in Katniss's experience in the arena. He is the announcer for the 74th Hunger Games and is remembered for his booming voice whilst Katniss is in the arena.

Katniss Everdeen

  • 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

Caesar Flickerman

  • 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.

Effie Trinket

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Primrose Everdeen

  • 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.

Mrs Everdeen

  • 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.

Seneca Crane

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Thresh and Rue

  • 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.

Marvel and Glimmer

  • 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.

Clove and Cato

  • 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.