Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- The actress: 20-year-old Lawrence broke out thanks to her Oscar-nominated turn in last year's Winter's Bone; she'll also appear in X-Men: First Class.
- The character: Protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss is a tough teenager with an undying loyalty to her family and a talent for hunting. She grew up in the post-apocalyptic world of Panem where food is scarce and the corrupt government in the Capitol sends teenagers into a battle to the death for sport. Katniss sacrifices herself to enter the Hunger Games in the place of her little sister Prim, who's chosen by lottery.