On April 13, Lionsgate announced that Willow Shields was cast as Primrose Everdeen, Katniss's sister. They also announced that the roles of Marvel, Glimmer, Thresh, and Rue were cast and Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, and Amandla Stenburg would portray the four tributes. On April 24, Lionsgate announced that Paula Malcomson would portray Mrs. Everdeen, Prim and Katniss' mom.[John C. Reilly was confirmed to be in talks with Lionsgate about portraying Haymitch Abernathy, former victor of the second Quarter Quell.
WOW CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT HAILEE STEINFELD (True Grit), ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Rango), EMMA ROBERTS (Scream 4), SAOIRSE RONAN (The Lovely Bones), CHLOE MORETZ (Kick-Ass), LYNDSY FONSECA (Nikita), EMILY BROWNING (Sucker Punch), SHAILENE WOODLEY (The Secret Life of an American Teenager), and KAYA SCODELARIO (Skins) TRIED OUT FOR THE ROLE OF KATNISS??!?!?! OMGGG!! THERE WERE SO MANY GREAT ACTRESSES WHO COULD HAVE BEEN THE PERFECT EMBODIMENT OF KATNISS!!!! KAYA SCODELARIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LYNDSY FONSECA!!!!!!!!!! IT'S AWESOME TO KNOW THAT A LOT OF THESE AWESOME ACTRESSES RESPONDED TO FANS ASKING THEM TO AUDITION FOR THE COVETED ROLE OF KATNISS!!!! ok, my fan moment is over. Moving on.
I can't believe that all the new faces of actors and actresses are emerging as characters from our beloved Hunger Games. It seemed that for a while, no solid casting information would be released, but now, things have been kicked into high-gear!! All the main characters have been cast, and it looks as though things are finally making progress and fleshing out.
Here's the official casting thus far:
Hunger Games Official Cast
- Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
- Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
- Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
- Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
- Amandla Stenberg as Rue
- Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
- Leven Rambin as Glimmer
- Jack Quaid as Marvel
- Kalia Prescott as Tribute Girl (District 3)
- Ian Nelson as Tribute Boy (District 3)