Catching Fire Cast Review


Over one and a half years later, Catching Fire, sequel to the stunning book-turned-movie, The Hunger Games, was finally released late November. This time, the games aren’t over for Peeta and Katniss. It is the Quarter Quell, which occurs every 25 years and features a heart-wrenching twist to the rules. In this 3rd Quarter Quell, the tributes are chosen from the existing victors. This means that many of the tributes were middle-aged, and were portrayed by several well-known adult actors.

Returning actors from The Hunger Games include:

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark

Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne

Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy

Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen

Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman

Donald Sutherland as President Snow

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

Paula Malcomson as Mrs.Everdeen

Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith


New actors include:

-Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair

Sam played Philip in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and William in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).

-Jena Malone as Johanna Mason

Jena played Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Nancy McCoy in the miniseries Hatfields and McCoys (2012).


-Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee

Philip played Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt (2008) and Art Howe in Moneyball (2011).

-Jeffrey Wright as Beetee

Jeffrey played William Black in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) and Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace (2006, 2008).

-Amanda Plummer as Wiress

Amanda played Honey Bunny (Yolanda) in Pulp Fiction (1994) and Oracle Selloi in the TV series Battlestar Galactica (2006).

-Lynn Cohen as Mags

Lynn played Magda in Sex and the City (2008) and again in Sex and the City 2 (2010).


Thanks for reading! For more information on and pictures of the six new actors in Catching Fire, click the links.

By: Elsa Buehler