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The Hunger Games had a pretty massive cast to start with, but since the first film ended with (um, spoiler alert) a whole bunch of characters dead, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is reloading with tons of other new characters.

Though we’ve already seen most of them thanks to the posters, trailers, and stills, a new batch of images offers an even closer look at the fresh faces we’ll get to know this fall — as well as another peek at our favorite returning stars. Hit the jump to take it all in.

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The first set of official pics from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hit yesterday, showing characters such as returning heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and new hero Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).

Now we’ve got a second batch that shows off some of the new and returning supporting cast. There’s Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, and Paula Malcomson and Willow Shields as Mrs. Everdeen and the younger Primrose. Then there’s the first official look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee. See them all below.  Read More »

‘The Hunger Games’ Trailer

Here’s the first full trailer for the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first novel in Suzanne Collins‘ darkly futuristic trilogy of novels about teenagers chosen by lottery to fight to the death as representatives of their local district. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are the young leads in the Lionsgate film that could be the studio’s answer to Twilight, but hopefully with a harder edge.

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UPDATE: Just as this was published, rumors surfaced that John C. Reilly is in talks to portray Haymitch Abernathy, the #1 character on this list. Read about it here.

Even on a slow news day, The Hunger Games keeps on casting. Director Gary Ross and Lionsgate seem dead set on slowly but surely flooding your Twitter and RSS feeds with daily news of roles filled in their would-be-blockbuster opening March 23, 2012 and Good Friday is no different. They’ve just cast Paula Malcomson to play Mrs. Everdeen, mother of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Prim (Willow Shields), who also happens to be the town healer. Recently, Malcomson played Amanda on SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica. Her other work includes roles on Sons of Anarchy, ER, as on Other on Lost and in films like The Green Mile and Tombstone, among others.

And while it might feel like the whole film has been cast this week, this is far from the end of the Hunger Games casting barrage. The biggest roles may have been filled, but there are still several major ones remaining. Roles much more important than Mrs. Everdeen. Find out which you should be looking out for as we rank them all after the break. Read More »

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