Last week Lionsgate revealed all of the actors who will be playing the tributes competing in the third Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, based on the book by Suzanne Collins.
In order to punish Katniss, President Snow pulls a fast one and announces that the tributes for the 75th Annual Hunger Games will only be reaped from past victors. Being the only female victor in District 12, that means Katniss is going back into the arena to fight to the death. Haymitch is reaped as the male victor, but Peeta volunteers in order to keep Katniss alive in the arena. Unbeknownst to Peeta, however, to make up for keeping secrets from Peeta during the previous games, Katniss and Haymitch have agreed that Peeta should be the one to survive, and Katniss makes her peace with not leaving the arena alive this time.
Surviving in the arena and keeping Peeta alive will not be a simple matter, as Katniss and Peeta are facing 22 former victors:
Cashmere and Gloss; a vicious brother and sister duo, both career tributes.
Played by Stephanie Leigh Schlund and Alan Ritchson.
Enobaria and Brutus; career tributes. Enobaria won the 62nd Hunger Games by ripping open her final opponent's throat with her teeth.
Played by Meta Golding and Bruno Gunn.
Wiress and Beetee; Both a little eccentric and weird, intellectually strong.
Played by Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright.
Finnick and Mags; career tributes. Finnick is a young, handsome, charming former victor, one of Panem's favourites. Mags is an 80 year old victor, volunteering to take the place of Annie Cresta, the love of Finnick's life.
Played by Lynn Cohen and Sam Claflin.
As Katniss never learns the names of the tributes from District 5, neither do we.
Played by Ivette Li-Sanchez and James Logan.
Known only as the morphlings, both being addicted to the narcotic painkiller, morphling.
Played by Megan Hayes and Justin Hix.
Johanna and Blight; Johanna won her Hunger Games by having the other tributes underestimate her, by pretending to be weak and tired while she was actually strong and sly.
Played by Jena Malone and Bobby Jordan.
Cecilia and Woof.
Played by Elena Sanchez and John Casino.
Never attended training - unknown to Katniss, unknown to us.
Played by Marian Greene and Daniel Bernhardt.
Again, unknown to Katniss, unknown to us.
Played by Tiffany Waxler and Jackson Spidell.
Seeder and Chaff; Chaff won the 45th Hunger Games.
Played by Maria Howell and E. Roger Mitchell.
Katniss and Peeta. The first ever duo to win the Hunger Games together.
Again played by Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
Filming of Catching Fire is already under way, and some on set photos have surfaced:
|Sam Claflin (Finnick), Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) on set|
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theatres 22 November 2013.