New 'Hunger Games' cast
New '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.

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 (until now) 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." What did Jennifer Lawrence.
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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