Meet the cast of 'The Hunger Games' |


Meet the cast of 'The Hunger Games'

Survivalist Katniss Everdeen is just one of the trilogy's many vivid characters. Here's a guide to several others, and a look at who'll be playing them in the film. (Note: A few key characters have yet to be cast)

Peeta Mellark
Josh Hutcherson
The male tribute from District 12, Peeta is the son of the local baker and harbors feelings for his Hunger Games partner, Katniss. Just as Lawrence went brunet, Hutcherson will likely dye his hair to play the blond Peeta.

Gale Hawthorne
Liam Hemsworth
Gale is Katniss’ tall, dark, and handsome best friend. The two have gone hunting together in the forbidden woods since their fathers died, and he forms the third point of the book’s love triangle.

Effie Trinket
Elizabeth Banks
The pink-haired, chipper Effie is the bubbly micro-manager tasked with escorting Katniss and Peeta to the Games. She’s the annoying sort who enjoys making sure every little thing goes according to plan.

Haymitch Abernathy
Woody Harrelson
Haymitch is a surviving winner of the Hunger Games, and now, 24 years later, he’s an alcoholic mess assigned to train Katniss and Peeta. Luckily, he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.

Katniss’ Mom
Paula Malcomson
She was a healer by trade, but when Katniss’ father died in a mine explosion, Mrs. Everdeen retreated into herself. Her grief rendered her unable to provide for her family, forcing Katniss to take up the role of breadwinner.

Primrose Everdeen
Willow Shields
Prim is Katniss’ sweet, timid 12-year-old sister. It is her name that is originally drawn in the lottery for the Hunger Games — but Katniss volunteers to go in her stead.

Caesar Flickerman
Stanley Tucci
A nimble-minded interviewer, Flickerman is essentially the Ryan Seacrest of the Hunger Games. Like many in the Capitol, he changes the color of his hair quite frequently.