‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Posters

Posted on March 07, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence as ‘Katniss Everdeen’


Stanley Tucci as ‘Caesar Flickerman’


Woody Harrelson as ‘Haymitch Abernathy’


Jeffrey Wright as ‘Beetee’


Lenny Kravitz as ‘Cinna’


Liam Hemsworth as ‘Gale Hawthorne’


Jena Malone as ‘Johanna Mason’



You can see Elizabeth Banks in McQueen as ‘Effie Trinket’ here.


[Photo Credit: Lionsgate]

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  • iheartbuffy

    the one of Jena Malone is gorgeous

    • jmorino08

       Yes! And I feel like she nailed the expression for Johanna, too.

    • Cz

      Indeed. I still can’t believe that’s the same girl in Saved! and Donnie Darko. (And Stepmom)

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        and contact!

        • Cz

          And, Pride and Prejudice! (the one with Keira Knightley)

      •  and rocket from sucker punch!

      • Allyson Wells

        Wow… stepmom = mindblown

      • kikisayshi

         OMG didn’t even recognize her!

    • Airkisses

       I’m tickled that her name is so similar to her character’s 🙂 Also, she is serving up Miss Havisham realness.

      • Flame Princess

         You really don’t expect to see O’Brien’s hair from Downton Abbey on a post-apocalyptic character, and yet here we are.

  • DinaSews

    Who is Jennifer Lawrence wearing?

    • zenobar

       I believe it’s McQueen. 

      • Alanna Wisteria

         Apparently, the production staff has denied it’s McQueen — but it sure does look like his work.

        • zenobar

           My mistake – I’d misread EW.com’s statement:  “…it’s an intricate, high-volume design that resembles a creation from the fall 2011 Alexander McQueen ready-to-wear collection”.  Apologies!

    • Jessi03


    • Both women look like they are wearing Alexander McQueen…

  • Missy Covington

    Yeah, okay. I’ll admit. Kinda excited for this movie. I feel like I shouldn’t be, but I totally am. 

  • stardust462

    I love Jena Malone as Johanna. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE her dress!

    • Annabelle Archer

      Do you? Why?
      Not being snarky, I like her as an actress, I just did not see her as Johanna.  Honestly though, I think most of the Tributes have been a casting failure.  Josh H as Peeta makes me stabby.

      • KC

        Why don’t you see her as Johanna? If anything I’ve heard that people think that Jena Malone as Johanna is TOO on the nose and obvious. I don’t hate Josh H as Peeta, he’s cute and seems nice enough…but I do think he makes Peeta a bit too “wimpy” which isn’t Peeta’s personality. Katniss is the “tough, dominant” one for sure, but Peeta’s strength is his charisma and his heart. Hopefully they’ll show that in CF. I would’ve liked to see Hunter Parrish in the role. He was actually really good on “Weeds”. Started off as the most ANNOYING teenager and then there was a point in time that he brought a maturity to the character that was really surprising. I think Peeta needs a bit of that maturity or else he can seem like a wimp.

        • Sobaika

          My problem with Josh Hurcherson is that my fourth grade play featured better acting, and it’s all the more obvious considering the rest of the cast is very strong, very well-cast, or both.

          • ChiliP

             JHutch’s acting didn’t bother me, but that dye job they gave him was atrocious to the point of being distracting. I hope they go for a wig this time around.

            My favorite casting so far has been Lenny as Cinna…or maybe Stanley Tucci as Ceasar. Biggest surprise? Elizabeth Banks as Effie. I was EXTREMELY skeptical, but she nailed the character.

          • Annabelle Archer

            I agree, Lenny Kravitz was an inspired choice.  All of Katniss’ supporting “adult” roles were really well done.

          • SassieCassy

            so with josh hutcherson i thought it was really good casting, because he automatically looks like a generally nice benign guy.

            and then i saw the movie. there is the scene where he has to be feverish and he looks so BAD and so FAKE that like i am pretty sure i did a more convincing job when i tried to play sick to get out of school. ugh!!!!

          • Annabelle Archer

            His portrait is sending me into a blind rage.  

        • Annabelle Archer

          It’s not so much about who I envisioned in the roles, but some just don’t “feel” right or fit the vague idea in my imagination.  I’d read the (first two?) books before there was talk of a movie so I wasn’t dream casting while I fell in love with the stories and characters.  

        •  I haven’t seen Weeds, but I did see Hunter Parrish starring in Spring Awakening on Broadway; he was terrific.  I agree that he would have been a perfect choice for Peeta.

      • stardust462

         It’s more her look here than anything right now. When I heard she was cast I remembered her role from Saved and thought she would fit well acting wise, but look wise no. Here she totally looks like Johanna to me, and I barely see any Jena.

      • Sobaika

        Agreed very much so – although I am liking the casting of Beetee. Not how I pictured it but he very much fits the role (based only on this poster).

        • zenobar

          See, there’s only one actor who could play Beetee in the world of my mind:  Jeff Goldblum.  *Sigh.*

          • Sobaika

            That was more how I saw it too. But it reminds me of what they did with Elizabeth Banks – the casting doesn’t make sense at first but a good actor, good hair, makeup, costume, etc. and it could be perfect.

          • zenobar

             Absolutely.  Also, I want this Beetee’s pants.

          • MilaXX

            I saw Joel  Grey. I also saw Amanda Plummer as Mags.

          • Sobaika

            Joel Grey would have been EXCELLENT. I love him.

          • MilaXX

            since we’re talking casting, I really hope they get Cherry Jones for the leader of District 13.

          • Mistie Holler

            She’d be a perfect choice because we know from 24 that she would be more than capable of playing that role brilliantly.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Funnily enough he’s the only one I have issues with – I found his performance in Source Code terribly mannered and theatrical and I’m worried he’ll do the same thing with Beetee.

      • Cz

        Check her out in Suckerpunch. It was an all-together shite movie but Jena Malone was pretty good with the kickassery. 

        • Sobaika

          Haven’t seen much of Jena Malone’s work, but when I first heard the casting news I was disappointed. She doesn’t have the presence or raw energy that I associate with the character. It’s funny, before the movies I would have put Jennifer Lawrence as good casting for Johanna.

          That’s a pretty great poster though, and I’m hoping Jena Malone nails it in the films.

          • Cz

            If she hadn’t done Hatfield and McCoy’s and Suckerpunch, I would have agreed with you completely. She’s always kind of played this overly-serious, emotionally troubled kid for most of her career. But after I saw the shorts for Suckerpunch and how she toughened up, I’ve come around to it. She’s definitely got the look for it.

          • Flame Princess

            I always pictured Clea Duvall, because she’s got the whole alienated-outsider-badass thing down. I know she’s not a sufficiently big name, but she’s who I saw in it.

        • I must be the only one who hates that Jena Malone.  She always looks smug and friends told me she was a jerk in real life, around the time Donnie Darko came out. I don’t know.  I know nothing about the book series, so perhaps this is a good role for her. Besides, I’ll see just about anything with Jeffrey Wright in it, so I’ll watch it.

          • Cz

            She totally comes across as smug even in interviews and in a lot of her roles, but that’s probably why I think she fits the Johanna role well.  The character in Catching Fire is kind of smug, snarky and aggressive. She’s kind of someone you want to smack sometimes.

      • Karen Kovolski

         “Josh H as Peeta makes me stabby” – THIS.  Agree that Jena was an odd choice for Johanna, but the Peeta casting was terrible.

        • Celandine1

          Everytime he was on screen my eyes started twitching.

      • MilaXX

         I was okay with Josh as Peeta, but I really didn’t imagine JM as Johanna.

      • Mistie Holler

        It’s so weird how different people’s visualisation of characters can be. For me, Jena Malone is almost exactly how I pictured Johanna.

      • Josh H as Peeta has bothered me from when he was first cast. He does not work as a Peeta at all!

  • Not at all interested in the film, but love Jennifer, Stanley, and Jenna’s looks. Totally editorial and perfect for the characters.

    • Stanley looks freaking FABULOUS, he wins this round IMO.

  • Town

    Is Katniss too good to sit down? LOL

    • Elaine Lang

       In that dress?   Surely at this point we are reasonably certain that Jennifer Lawrence is not the most adept young woman at moving around in giant foofy skirts.

      • MilaXX

         neither is Katniss

    • ChiliP

       She’s standing in preparation of the revolution.

      It’s interesting that only the ones competing in the Games (Katniss, Beetee, and Johanna) are staring directly at the camera (or, uh, painter?). I wonder if that was deliberate?

      • stardust462

         The Tributes are also carrying roses. I’m trying to remember if that was in the story, or if it’s just a reference to President Snow.

        • ChiliP

           Since all the roses are white, it must be a reference to President Snow. Good catch!

        • So is Gale, though.

          • stardust462

            Yeah, that picture came out after I posted though. As soon as I saw the picture I thought “way to kill my point, marketing team” lol.

    • Celandine1

      I think it might be more that the dress won’t fit in that chair, lol.

  • Jessi03

    I love this advertising campaign.  They’ve set it up as a website from the Capital and show an empty chair with a clue one day and then the portrait the next.  Not to mention, the shots and the costumes are absolutely beautiful.  I’m sure I’m fangirling right now, but I think it’s such a clever idea.  

  • Alyssa

    Thank you TLo! I’ve been having a rotten day, thanks to a migraine that is finally letting up. It decided to hit right when I got to work, so I had to take my meds, which make me dizzy, so I couldn’t drive home & sleep it off. Instead, I’ve been sitting in my cube not really doing anything. These pics (& the one of Fan Bingbing earlier) have been the highlights of my day!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Amusing that Lenny Kravitz is dressed exactly like …Lenny Kravitz..

    • NC_Meg

      Yea, I liked him as Cinna and am always pleasantly surprised by his acting but in the first movie I felt like he just looked like himself with gold eyeliner.

    •  I was thinking exactly the same thing. LOL


  • Annabelle Archer

    My hope and silly prayer is that these shots are a fair indication that the costuming and set design will be better this time.  I really loved the books and have tried to make peace with the casting decisions that scream wrong wrong wrong to me.  Also, there were some seriously disappointing moments with key wardrobe story points in THG, I need them to get shit right this time around. 

    • This. 

    • filmcricket

      I haven’t seen the first film, but even this stuff looks pretty tame to me compared to the descriptions in the books. If this is better, the first flick must have been terrible.

      • sweetestsith

        The much talked about “fire dress” in the books? A pretty red prom dress that lit on fire with special effects. The costumes were utterly bland, and seemed very unpolished (in a bad way) and amateur. With the weird (and fabulous) exception of Effie they looked like something designed by a second year theatre student. I, um, may have some rage over this…

        • filmcricket

          I have to admit, my brain could not really wrap around all the clothes in the books. And I realize that most of these people are not from the Capitol so they’re not going to be hugely outlandish. But, like, Caesar looks really tame to me. Did Cinna’s team have the dyed skin and body modifications that they were supposed to? 

          Also – sigh – Jeffrey Wright is an amazing actor but he’s too young for Beetee in my head. Wasn’t he supposed to be old? When I was reading I kind of pictured him like Thursday Next’s Uncle Mycroft, someone who came off like the quintessential absent-minded professor, but who in reality was a total badass.

          • Annabelle Archer

            It was really hard to properly visualize them not burning alive in the chariot and her on stage, but surely the same town that brought us Avitar could had have figured it out better than they managed.  

          • MilaXX

             Cinna’s team was pretty nonexistent in the movie. I agree about Jeffrey Wirght as Betee who I love as an actor. In my mind Betee looks like Joel Grey.

          • JLH

            I imagined Beetee much, much older as well.

        • MilaXX

           The fire dress was the biggest disappointment.

  • Soooo pretty. 

  • EMarrenner

     Wow! Jena Malone has Rizzo-face.

  • NC_Meg

    Still trying to figure out Haymitch’s hair. The budget for these movies has got to be off the charts but his hair looks RIDIC. I’ll admit that it looks better here than in THG but it’s still not great.

    • stardust462

       Ridiculous in what way?

      • NC_Meg

         Not so much here, but in THG, it just looked like a cheap wig. I know it WAS a wig but I felt like they could have found a better one or at least put it on better. Something. And I’m not sure what color Haymitch’s hair was in the books (or if she even said what color) but the beachy blond seems weird to me.

        Or maybe I just can’t separate Haymitch from Woody Harrelson and I just think Woody looks ridiculous with flowing blonde locks.

  • Ozski

    Enviable wig budget!

  • Mmkay. All these are awesome, and this from a non-fan of HG.

    • raininmai

       Are you a non fan because you haven’t read the books yet? They’re surprisingly good for “young adult.”

      • I admit to being a total out of the loop person with regard to it. Surprising for me considering that I love sci-fi and speculative fiction.

        I sometimes have a strong knee jerk dislike of things that get a lot of play in pop culture. Not because they are bad, of themselves, but because their popularity diminishes my interest in them. Weird, I know.

        • Kristin McNamara

          I was the EXACT same way with the Harry Potter books. I stayed away till about 2009, thought they couldn’t possibly be as good as everyone raved, I’m above that young adult crap, yadda yadda. Until FINALLY, my sister and about 11 of her friends who absolutely SWORE by them finally broke me down and I opened up the first one. All I can remember after that is… well, nothing, as I proceeded to devour all 7 books in 10 days.

          So when Hunger Games came around, I more easily caved, after 3 people recommended them to me (in the span of about 1 week, waaaaaay early in the frenzy.. possibly even right before the frenzy really struck, but all 3 HAD already been published, I know that much). I then read all 3 of those in 3 days. Couldn’t put them down.

          So I now have to consider myself another sheep in the herd of cult-book-followers to some extent. But if a book can really entrap me THAT intensely for that many days, I don’t really give a damn if I’m a sheep. Shit’s good reading and that’s that.

          ETA: I’m currently 25 years old, BTW. So I picked up those HP books when I was about 21 and HG when I was about 23.

        • Annabelle Archer

          Understandable really.  Over-saturation is the name of the game, more often than not.  Had I not read the books prior to the movie hype I don’t know that I would have for your very same reason.  Having said that, they really are a great, fast, intense, enjoyable read. And you will know right away if they aren’t going to be something you’d enjoy.

        • raininmai

          I think I get what you mean; I prefer being one of the first to discover something, not the one following the crowd, and I rarely trust the crowd.  🙂

        • MilaXX

           I stumbled upon them right before the fervor hit. I was talking to someone about the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and they recommended HG to me.

    •  I saw the movie, wondered what on earth all the fuss was about, then had to read the book for book club and loved it. I will not be seeing this next movie! But the pictures are pretty.

  • Shoelover1512

    I have all 3 books on my Kindle but I haven’t started any of them. I saw the first movie but I just can’t seem to start the books for some reason.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

       They are really quick reads. I was skeptical due to the whole Twilight phenomenon, but was very pleasantly surprised to find that the Hunger Games series was well written and the characters and overall story are pretty good.

      • Tamara Hogan

         Heads up – the kindle version of the trilogy was on sale for $5.00 at Amazon.com earlier today – I have no idea how long the sale will last.

    • MilaXX

       The first book is the best read.

    • Carrieanno

      Do yourself a favor and get reading.  This trilogy is so far out of my usually preferred reading zone they may as well be on another planet.  My twentysomething daughter hounded me until I finally opened the first book.  I was hooked by page fifteen.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Oy. These books have the most LOL-worthy character names.

    • Adelaidey

      If you think these are bad, I urge you not to read Dickens.

  • bxbourgie

    I’ve read all three books and I must say the first one was the best by far.  I’ll still see the movie because I love the characters and cant’ wait to see how they create the Quarter Quell in this second film.  Also:  LENNY KRAVITZ!  

    • MilaXX

       I’m more excited for this one. I remember when Francis Lawrence was the go to video director back when MTV used to do Making of the Videos so I’m hoping we’ll have better visuals because The Capitol was a bit of a let down in the first movie.

      • lovelyivy

         Everything about the first movie was a disappointment. I am going to wait for reviews from the book-lovers before I cough up the cash to go see CF.

        • MilaXX

          I’ll see it anyway, just maybe not first show.

  • mjude

    cant help myself i am a nerd, looking forward to the 2nd movie.  love the new photos.

    • MilaXX

       oh me too! I just started re-reading today.

  • thesevenendless

    OK, it’s obvious that Lionsgate forked over more cash for the costuming.  If only they could have had a bigger budget for the first movie, then Katniss’ “girl on fire dress” wouldn’t have looked like a prom reject.

    But seriously, everyone looks AMAZING.

  • Can’t. Wait. 

  • An ill-fitting bodice with pipe cleaner sculpture attached does not give one confidence.  It looks like they photoshopped Jennifer Lawrence’s body into the dress.  In fact, most the portraits seem to have their proportions off, like Panem is the land of big headed, short legged people.

    • MilaXX

       People are speculating this is the Catching Fire Wedding dress.

  • susan6

    Well, Johanna’s dress does say “forestry”, so they got the hat-tip to her district right.  The vague “circuit board” vibe on Beetee’s outfit is also well-done. 

  • libraangel

    The ladies’ dresses look like they are from the Alexander McQueen Fall collection

  • Lenny Kravitz really is everything. 

  • l_c_ann

    I’d love to see this Stanley Tucci just sitting in the background (Hitchcock style) of a bunch of other movies. 

  • Carrieanno

    A banner week.  First you give us B Coop, then a vintage ‘Stang, now Lenny/Cinna.  

  • Monday1900

    “Will you accept my rose?” 

  • glorificus88

    Jennifer Lawrence is wearing Tex Saverio I believe…

    • bd73

      love the silver mockingjay wrap

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Octavia, Flavius & Venia are barely seen in the first movie and don’t have the modifications as described in the book.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    He shouldn’t really be blonde either; he’s supposed to be from the Seam so should have dark hair. *shrugs*

    • MilaXX

       but some of them did have blonde hair; Peeta, Prim and Katniss’s mom are blondes.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Sorry MilaXX my comment didn’t post where it was supposed to go – heaven only knows where this one will end up!

        I was talking about Haymitch’s wig and the firm distinction the books make between the look of people from the Seam and those of the merchant class.  I know we’ve talked about that aspect of the books before and the fact that they didn’t go with dark skin, grey eyes, dark hair for Katniss & Gayle wasn’t a ‘deal breaker’ for either of us…

        (But for anyone who’s not read the books – Katniss’ mum is blonde because she was from the merchant class and Prim has inherited her hair colour – yada yada yada.)

        Haymitch’s hair colour still isn’t a deal breaker for me but, if I’m being really picky he should be dark haired – at the very least – and if they were going to the trouble of making a wig anyway why not make it dark?

        • MilaXX

          gotcha. Disqus tends to act up on the really active post.

        • bd73

          i thought haymitch was completely gray. i saw him as more of a lee marvin type.

          • NC_Meg

             I think @Eclectic_Mayhem:disqus ‘s comment was supposed to go under my comments about the wig. Anyway, yes, I imagined Haymitch more gray and haggard-looking or, at the very least, with dark hair. Not sunny blonde like he just got back from a day at the beach.

  • raininmai

    The costumes are pretty spectacular, but I find myself admiring the detail on Gale’s pants. They look like the hem has been let down multiple times, either as he grew or as hand-me-downs from his father.  

  • MilaXX

    These are really nice. The rose is a nice touch.

  • Annabelle Archer

    And I’ll be damned if the now released “Peeta” portrait isn’t giving me distinct Justin Beiber vibes!! Goddamnit, Josh H is ruining my shit!

  • Emily Wilkerson

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I think that this set of posters is a total train wreck.

    • AudreysMom

       The lot would be better if they featured Philip Seymour Hoffman.

      • MilaXX

         There’s still more coming, I’m sure we’ll see more.

  • PeaceBang

    I thought Jena Malone was Stockard Channing.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I thought Jennifer Lawrence was Lucy Liu! I thought Lenny Kravitz was Prince! And I thought Liam Hemsworth was the guy from the Vampire thing. (I can also see the Stockard Channing resemblance.)

      • PeaceBang

        You makin’ fun of me, Rizz?

        • BrooklynBomber

          Haha — but, no, I really did think those things at first glance.

        • Melizmatic

           “Some people are just so touchy!”


          J’adore the Grease slumber-party reference.

      • MilaXX

         LK makes 2 Princes. Boyfriend is teeny.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Haha!! Took me a sec to figure out what you meant.  I’ve never before thought they look alike, but there’s something in the angle of / expression on his face in this picture.

  • No fake hair should cover Tucci’s gorgeous head, the way God intended 😉

  • Kimmu

    These portraits look amazing, though I can’t rustle up enthusiasm for seeing the movie. I loved the first book, but hated the second and third books and I am experiencing almost irrational levels of rage just looking at Peeta. I like to pretend the Hunger Games is a single, stand alone novel.

    • MilaXX

       wasn’t crazy about the second, but I liked the 3rd. The first was the strongest.

  • zelavie

    I just got the first movie at Target today (on sale for $10), so this is pretty great timing!  The first book was definitely my favorite, but I’m looking forward to the remaining movies.  Such a good cast, and these pics make me hopeful for the costuming and overall look.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Woody Harrelson is mad sexy no matter what he wears (ore doesn’t wear).  I saw him after a play and he’s just entrancing.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Jeffrey Wright will always be Belize for me.  His purr resonates.

  • kikisayshi

    THANK YOU for posting these 🙂

  • Comus

    I loved the casting of Lenny Kravitz, but Cinna’s designs spoke poorly of his skills as a stylist.  How hard is it to flatter Jennifer Lawrence, given that you cast a tall, glowingly beautiful golden girl to play Katniss?  Josh H. as Peeta = UGH, unfortunately : no chemistry and physically overshadowed by Katniss.

  • quiltrx

    Good LORD, Lenny Kravitz, you are one hot piece.  I don’t even know how to say that in a sophisticated way…I’m so flabbergasted.  You, sir, are my new computer background.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I like Josh Hutcherson’s performance all right, especially on the rooftop scene, but in the words of Katniss in book three, “aside from some obviously bleached curls, he looks about as much like Peeta as I do.”

    I also loved Woody Harrelson’s performance, but since they were wigging him anyway, why not give him a Seam wig?  In D12, changing his hair color changes his whole implied backstory.  (Though I guess he could be like Prim?)

    I’m too far inside their fantasy.  I’m thinking, “No, the Capitol wouldn’t be painting Gale…”

    On the whole, I liked the first movie very much.  They cut a few things, but largely stuck to the essentials of the story.  I definitely could have done with a more spectacular fire costume, though.  I hope they do the “ember” costume better.

  • RzYoung

    Liam looks like he was just dropped in from his lunch break in LA, is he in character at all??

  • Veronica1022

    First off, Lenny Kravit?  Can I get a RAWR!  That is one yummy, yummy man.  I am also thinking that Jodie Foster would be a great choice for Coin in the third movie.  

    • MilaXX

       I like Jodie as Coin. I’m rereading but wasn’t Coin dark haired? I supposed she could wear a wig ala Clarice Starling.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        She’s supposed to have completely even-toned gray hair.  Katniss can’t figure out whether or not it’s a wig.

        • MilaXX

          oh then she could definitely do it. She’d just need a wig (or dye her hair).

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Totally. I think Jodie Foster would make a great villain, too — she could have major fun with Coin.

  • xmixiex

    I’ll take a Cinna, please. 

  • lovelyivy

    Easy mistake to make- IMO these costumes are such a HUGE upgrade from the costumes in the first film I can see how you’d assume they were all designer creations a la McQueen. It’s easy to do based on how closely they resemble McQueen’s work and how beautiful they are!

  • librarygrrl64

    Lenny Kravitz and Jenna Malone really know how to take a dramatic pic, don’t they? And Tucci….*sigh*…

  • andreawey

    Lenny looks like he’s in his normal clothes ♥

  • There must be a mistake, it should say “Lenny Kravitz as himself”. He dresses and looks like that every time he’s out on the streets.

  • decormaven

    Costuming definitely stepped up a notch for this installment. I’m there!

  • Melizmatic

    Not a big fan of the books or movies; but these images are fab.

  • Cinna! Cinna! Cinna!