The Hunger Games movie casting
News about The Hunger Games movie took over the fandom in 2011 — and nothing got fans buzzing more than the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Fans loved her or hated her initially, but after seeing her in photos and videos, the fandom has come to a concensus that she’s pretty much perfect for the role.
The rest of the casting also had fans in a fervor: Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, and plenty of others. Despite any conflicting feelings up front, most fans seem to agree now that the cast is great. (Disagree? Tell us about it in the comments below!)
Our First Look at Katniss, Peeta, and Gale
What really convinced fans that filmmakers had made the right casting choices for The Hunger Games, was seeing the first photos of each actor in character. That initial excitement came in an Entertainment Weekly feature, spotlighting Lawrence as Katniss — and a follow-up feature with Hutcherson and Hemsworth. Later, photos from the film hit the web, as well as character posters, showing fans even more actors in costume.