Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson arrive at the Los Angeles prremiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Suzanne Collins said of Jennifer Lawrence’s casting: “In her remarkable audition piece, I watched Jennifer embody every essential quality necessary to play Katniss. I saw a girl who has the potential rage to send an arrow into the Gamemakers and the protectiveness to make Rue her ally. Who has conquered both Peeta and Gale's hearts even though she's done her best to wall herself off emotionally from anything that would lead to romance. Most of all, I believed that this was a girl who could hold out that handful of berries and incite the beaten down districts of Panem to rebel. I think that was the essential question for me. Could she believably inspire a rebellion? Did she project the strength, defiance and intellect you would need to follow her into certain war? For me, she did.”
Matt Damon with pic’s Cinna, Lenny Kravitz at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere
Jennifer Lawrence with her parents at the “Catching Fire” L.A. premiere.
Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the “Hunger Games” cast greet the crowd.
Drummers announced partygoers’ grand entrance with timpanis at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” afterparty
Dramatic spotlights illuminated the tent at the afterparty. A favorite party decoration: President Snow’s white roses.
Capitol Couture reigned supreme at the fabulous afterparty.
Lenny Kravitz brought along daughter Zoe Kravitz to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” afterparty. Zoe Kravitz is one of Jennifer Lawrence’s friends and co-stars on the “X-Men” films.
Costume designer Trish Summerville and pic’s Finnick, Sam Claflin
The Hunger Games, this is not… festive macarons at the “Catching Fire” afterparty
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and Stanley Tucci are Capitol cronies at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere.
Stephanie Leigh Schlund and Bruno Gunn, AKA tributes Cashmere and Brutus
Jena Malone changed out of her sheer gold Nicholas Oakwell gown into a sleek black one-shoulder dress for the afterparty.
Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson at the “Catching Fire” afterparty
Jeffrey Wright and Jena Malone, AKA Beetee and Johanna, greet the crowd at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere.
Lionsgate’s Rob Friedman, Patrick Wachsberger, Jon Feltheimer and Erik Feig flank “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Jennifer Lawrence.
Woody Harrelson forms a love triangle with Gale and Peeta, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson
Jennifer Lawrence with Jaden and Willow Smith. Willow was rumored to be cast in the first film as Rue, the role was played by Amandla Stenberg.
Jennifer Lawrence wore a see-through floor-length gown to the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Josh Hutcherson, who competes alongside Katniss in the role of Peeta Mellark, attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorn in the franchise, arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Jena Malone, who plays Johanna Mason in the franchise, attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Lynn Cohen, who plays Mags in the Hunger Games franchise, attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Director Francis Lawrence attends premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Lawrence will direct the next two films composing the final book of the trilogy.
Writer Simon Beaufoy, novelist Suzanne Collins and writer Michael Arndt
On-screen sisters Willow Shields and Jennifer Lawrence
Donald Sutherland and Elizabeth Banks at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” L.A. premiere
Jennifer Lawrence signed autographs for fans on the red carpet at L.A. Live
Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer greeted the crowd with Effie Trinket’s famous lines: “Welcome, welcome, welcome!”
Sibs Jaden Smith and Willow Smith clown around on the red carpet at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” premiere.