Gary Ross, who directed The Hunger Games, will not be directing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He cited the time needed to write and prep the movie given its tight production schedule as the deciding factor in a joint statement with Lions Gate Entertainment on April 10, 2012. Instead, the film will be directed by Francis Lawrence. On May 24, 2012, it was announced that the film was officially renamed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss Everdeen, one of the Victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Protagonist of the story.
- Josh Hutcherson - Peeta Mellark, the other Victor of the 74th Hunger Games; his on-screen romance with Katniss helped keep them both alive in the Games.
- Alan Ritchson - Gloss, male Career Tribute from District 1, and a former Victor of an earlier Hunger Games. He is another of Katniss' enemies in the 75th Hunger Games, along with his sister, Cashmere. Gloss and Cashmere won previous consecutive Hunger Games.
- Stephanie Leigh Schlund - Cashmere, female Career Tribute from District 1, and Victor of a previous Hunger Games. She is one of Katniss' enemies in the Games, along with her brother Gloss.
- Meta Golding - Enobaria, female Tribute from District 2, former Victor of the 62nd Hunger Games, known for using her teeth in battle; a Career tribute and one of Katniss' enemies in the Games.
- Bruno Gunn - Brutus, male Career Tribute from District 2, and a former Victor of an earlier Hunger Games. He, too, is one of Katniss' enemies in the 75th Hunger Games.
- Amanda Plummer - Wiress, female Tribute from District 3 for the 75th Hunger Games, former Victor of an earlier Hunger Games, and one of Katniss' allies.
- Sam Claflin - Finnick Odair, male Tribute from District 4 for the 75ht Hunger Games, former Victor from an earlier Hunger Games, and one of Katniss' allies in the arena.
- Lynn Cohen - Mags, Elderly female Tribute from District 4 for the 75th Hunger Games, and a Victor from an earlier Hunger Games, at least 50 years previously. She is one of Katniss' allies for the 75th Games.
- Jena Malone - Johanna Mason, female Tribute from District 7 for the 75th Hunger Games, former Victor of an earlier Hunger Games, and one of Katniss' allies
- E. Roger Mitchell - Chaff, male Tribute from District 11, he lost a hand on his way to becoming the Victor of the 45th Hunger Games. Chaff is another one of Katniss' allies.
- Maria Howell - Seeder, female Tribute from District 11, and Victor from an earlier Games. She assured Katniss that Rue's and Thresh's families were safe and was one of the Tributes Katniss wanted as an ally.
- Liam Hemsworth - Gale Hawthorne, Katniss' best friend and hunting partner.
- Woody Harrelson - Haymitch Abernathy, Katniss' and Peeta's mentor and victor of the 2nd Quarter Quell.
- Elizabeth Banks - Effie Trinket, escort of the District 12 tributes.
- Lenny Kravitz - Cinna, Katniss' friend and stylist.
- Stanley Tucci - Caesar Flickerman, interviewer for the Games.
- Willow Shields - Primrose Everdeen, Katniss' sister. Her skills as a burgeoning Healer mirror those of her mother.
- Paula Malcomson - Mrs. Everdeen, Katniss' and Primrose's mother and a healer that the people of the Seam rely upon to help keep them alive.
- Donald Sutherland - President Coriolanus Snow, dictatorial President of Panem.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman - Plutarch Heavensbee, new Head Gamemaker.
- Brooke Bundy - Octavia, a member of Katniss's Prep team.
- Kimiko Gelman - Venia, a member of Katniss's Prep team.
- Nelson Ascencio - Flavius, a member of Katniss's Prep team.
- ↑ http://lionsgatepublicity.com/epk/catchingfire/index.php
- ↑ 'Hunger Games:' Gary Ross won't direct 'Catching Fire'
- ↑ CATCHING FIRE Officially Titled THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie/app_432927770063734
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 http://www.hggirlonfire.com/2012/06/24/the-design-team-nelson-ascensio-brooke-bundy-kimiko-gelman-at-the-fiction2film-convention/
- ↑ http://www.hggirlonfire.com/2012/04/18/brooke-bundy-octavia-is-reported-to-be-signed-on-for-3-movies-in-the-hunger-games-trilogy/