The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins best-selling novel, The Hunger Games, was a box-office smash; the sequel, Catching Fire, opens November 22, and there’s no reason to doubt it will be a success, too. The final movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, will be released in two parts: Part 1 on November 21, 2014, and Part 2 on November 20, 2015.
Warning: Plot spoilers are revealed below.
Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright): Genius inventor and contestant in the 75th Hunger Games from District 3.
Brutus (played by Bruno Gunn): Past Games winner and Contestant in the 75th Hunger Games from District 2.
Caesar (full name: Caesar Flickerman; played by Stanley Tucci): Narrator and announcer for The Hunger Games.
Cashmere (played by Stephanie Leigh Schlund): Contestant in the 75th Hunger Games from District 1 and Gloss’ sister.
Cinna (played by Lenny Kravitz): Fashion stylist for Hunger Games contestants.
Clove (played by Isabelle Fuhrman): A 74th Hunger Games contestant from District 2.
Effie (full name: Effie Trinket; played by Elizabeth Banks): Advisor for Katniss and Peeta.
Enobaria (played by Meta Golding): Tribute from District 2, winner of the 62nd Hunger Games, and contestant in the 75th Games.
Finnick (full name: Finnick Odair; played by Sam Clafin): Winner of the 65th Hunger games and contestant in the 75th Games from District 4.
Gale (full name: Gale Hawthorne; played by Liam Hemsworth): Katniss’s best friend and hunting partner.
Glimmer (played by Leven Rambin): A 74th Hunger Games contestant from District 1.
Gloss (played by Alan Ritchson): Contestant in the 75th Hunger Games from District 1 and Cashmere’s brother.
Haymitch (full name: Haymitch Abernathy; played by Woody Harrelson): Former winner of The Hunger Games and mentor of Katniss and Peeta.
Heavensbee (full name: Plutarch Heavensbee; played by Philip Seymour Hoffman): A judge and Head Gamemaker.
Katniss (full name: Katniss Everdeen; played by Jennifer Lawrence): The main protagonist; volunteers represent District 12 in the 74th Hunger Games in place of her sister; also competes in the 75th Hunger Games.
Mags (played by Lynn Cohen): Eighty-year-old 75th Hunger Games contestant from District 4.
Peeta (full name: Peeta Mellark; played by Josh Hutcherson): Katniss’ friend, love interest, and contestant in the 74thand 75th Hunger Games.
Primrose (full name: Primrose Everdeen; played by Willow Shields): Katniss’ younger sister who was originally chosen in the Hunger Games lottery.
Snow (full name: President Coriolanus Snow; played by Donald Sutherland): Psychopathic ruler of Panem and the Capitol.
Thresh (played by Dayo Okeniyi): A 74th Hunger Games contestant from District 11.
Wiress (played by Amanda Plummer): Unbalanced District 3 contestant (nicknamed “Nuts” by a colleague) in the 75th annual Hunger Games; is an inventor like Beetee.
About The Hunger Games: It’s post-apocalyptic America, and a society called Panem exists in its place. Starvation and poverty are plentiful, and people are ruled by an iron-fisted government.
Each year, the ruling party holds The Hunger Games, an event where one boy and one girl (age 12 to 18) from the 12 districts engage in a televised free-for-all deathmatch, where the last person alive wins. The combat arena where the Games take place is filled with booby traps and frequently stocked with weapons and provisions to keep things “interesting” for viewers.
If this premise sounds of interest to you, it’s been done before in a brutal film called Battle Royale, which is completely unrelated to the characters in The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is a trilogy of books—The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.