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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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We’ve seen a few photos from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as we slowly approach the film’s November release, and we’ll soon get a look at new footage when a trailer premieres on April 14. But in the meantime here are a couple extra shots that depict Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and a tender moment between the heroine and her younger sister Primrose (Willow Shields).

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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: We’ve been asked to take the photos down. Sorry everyone.

News on The Hunger Games front has cooled down in recent weeks now that the film is shooting. Director Gary Ross is hard at work on adapting Suzanne Collins‘ hit novel and while we know exactly what his star, Jennifer Lawrence, looks like as the lead character of Katniss Everdeen, we still aren’t sure what some of the other major stars are going to look like. Several set photos have begun to leak out and this latest batch includes an awesome look at Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, a well-to-do woman who is tasked with wrangling Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from their lowly District 12 to the high-class capital before they fight to the death in the Hunger Games. Check out the photo, and a few others from the set, after the jump.

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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 »

Fans of The Hunger Games are going to be excited for this piece of casting. Director Gary Ross has cast an unknown actress named Willow Shields to play Primrose Everdeen, otherwise known as Prim, the sister of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Without spoiling too much, it’s Katniss’s love of Prim that becomes a catalyst for her to go into The Hunger Games. Read more after the break. Read More »

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