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Jennifer Lawrence

as Katniss Everdeen

A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award® nominee JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Katniss Everdeen) has established herself as one of Hollywood's most promising young actresses.

Jennifer recently wrapped production on David O. Russell's “The Silver Linings Playbook,” alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Based on Matthew Quick's novel, the film revolves around a former high school teacher who was institutionalized for depression and is then released into the care of his mother. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with a bizarre neighbor (Lawrence) who also has a history of mental problems. The film will be released by The Weinstein Company on November 21, 2012.

Jennifer was recently seen in Drake Doremus' “Like Crazy” opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones.  The film won the Grand Jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

In April, Jennifer will be seen in Relativity’s “House at the End of the Street” opposite Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot.  This past summer, Jennifer was seen in Matthew Vaughn's “X-Men: First Class” as Mystique, starring opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.  She also starred alongside Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin in “The Beaver,” directed by Jodie Foster.

Previously, Jennifer's performance in “Winter’s Bone” garnered her a 2011 Oscar® nomination for Best Actress in addition to nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe® Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and Critic's Choice Awards. Additionally, she was honored with the Breakthrough Actress award by the National Board of Review, the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival, and the New Hollywood Award at the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Debra Granik, also received an Oscar® nomination for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor in addition to winning the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Other film credits include a lead role in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut “The Burning Plain,” opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The film premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival where Jennifer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. She also starred in Lori Petty's “Poker House” opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine, for which she was awarded the prize of Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival.

On television, Jennifer co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series “The Bill Engvall Show.” Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, “The Bill Engvall Show” is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of Bill Pearson (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.

Reigning from Louisville, Kentucky and a childhood of local theatre experience to her credit, Jennifer traveled to New York at age fourteen to explore a professional career in acting. She quickly caught the eye of casting directors and started acting in film and television during the summer of 2005 and hasn't looked back.

Josh Hutcherson

as Peeta Mellark

19 year old JOSH HUTCHERSON (Peeta Mellark) has been one of Hollywood's most accomplished young actors for almost 10 years. 

Josh can currently be seen in the sequel to “Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: Mysterious Island.”  The film, which co-stars Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson, focuses on Josh’s character as he partners with his mother’s boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is allegedly missing on a mythical island. 

Upcoming films also include an independent feature film “Detention,” which made its debut at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Hutcherson also served as Executive Producer on this film. Additionally, Josh will be seen in “Red Dawn,” a remake of the 1984 classic about a group of teenagers trying to save their town from foreign soldiers, and an omnibus film entitled “Seven Days in Havana,” which includes 7 shorts directed by 7 different directors. Benicio Del Toro directed Josh’s portion of the film in which he follows Hutcherson as he explores the culture of the island for the first time.

Josh was most recently seen in Lisa Cholodenko’s Academy Award® nominated feature film “The Kids are All Right.” The film, which costars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a couple negotiating the newfound presence of the sperm donor of their children, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Focus Features in one of the festival’s biggest deals and premiered to rave reviews.  The film went on to garner the feature film prize at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Teddy Awards in addition to Screen Actors Guild, Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globe® nominations.

Additional film credits include “The Vampire’s Assistant,” opposite John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek; “Carmel;” “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D,” the first ever high definition 3-D live performance feature; “Bridge To Terabithia;” “Winged Creatures;” “Firehouse Dog;” “RV;” “Little Manhattan;” “Zathura;” “Kicking and Screaming;” “Howl's Moving Castle” and “The Polar Express.”  Josh won Young Artist Awards for “Leading Young Actor” for his roles in “Zathura” and “Bridge to Terebithia.”

Liam Hemsworth

as Gale Hawthorne

LIAM HEMSWORTH (Gale Hawthorne) recently completed production on “The Expendables 2,” starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, amongst several others.  He also stars as ‘Wright,’ in the independent feature film “Awol,”opposite Teresa Palmer.  This April, he will begin production on the feature film “Empire State,” with Dwayne Johnson.Hemsworth’s break out role as ‘Will Blakelee’ in Disney’s smash hit “The Last Song” earned him a 2010 Young 

Hollywood Award as well as three Teen Choice Award nominations, and the win for Choice Movie: Male Breakout.  Starring opposite Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston, “The Last Song” is based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ novel, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

In television, Liam has played several roles on Australian series, including ‘Josh Taylor’ on the longest running popular drama series entitled “Neighbours.”

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, he and his family relocated to Phillip Island, off the coast of Melbourne, when Liam was eleven years old.  

In 2009, Liam moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his older brother Chris, also an actor.

Woody Harrelson

as Haymitch Abernathy

WOODY HARRELSON’s (Haymitch Abernathy) rare mix of intensity and charisma consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both mainstream and independent projects. His portrayal of a casualty notification officer, opposite Ben Foster, in Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger” garnered him a 2010 Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  He was previously nominated by the Academy®, the Golden Globes® and SAG Awards in the category of Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”

Harrelson currently stars in “Rampart,” which reunites him with Moverman and also stars Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Ben Foster and Robin Wright. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and earned Harrelson a 2012 Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Male Lead.

Harrelson recently completed production on writer/director Martin McDonagh’s Seven “Psychopaths” starring alongside Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken. Additionally, he will lend his voice to the animated film “Turkeys” with Owen Wilson.

On the small screen, Harrelson will star opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in HBO film’s “Game Change” for director Jay Roach, which chronicles John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and will debut on March 10th.

Harrelson also starred in Will Gluck’s “Friends with Benefits” alongside Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson; and was the on screen host for director Pete McGrain’s powerful political documentary “Ethos.”

Other highlights from Harrelson’s film career include Ruben Fleischer’s box office hit “Zombieland,” “2012,” “Semi-Pro,” “The Grand,” “No Country For Old Men,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Defendor,” “Seven Pounds,” “The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio,” “North Country,” “The Big White,” “After The Sunset,” “Play It To The Bone,” “Battle In SeattlE,” “EDtv,” “The Hi-Lo County,” “Transsiberian: The Thin Red Line,” “Wag The Dog,” “Welcome To Sarajevo,” “Kingpin,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Indecent Proposal” and “White Men Can't Jump.”

Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, “Cheers.” For his work as the affable bartender ‘Woody Boyd,’ he won an Emmy® in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. In 1999, he gained another Emmy® nomination when he reprised the role in a guest appearance on the spin-off series “Frasier”. He later made a return to television with a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series, “Will and Grace.”

Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, “Furthest from the Sun” at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of “The Rainmaker;” Sam Shepherd’s “The Late Henry Moss,” and John Kolvenbach's “On an Average Day” opposite Kyle MacLachlan at London’s West End.  Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's “This Is Our Youth” at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre.  In the winter of 2005 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' “Night of the Iguana” at the Lyric Theatre. In 2011, Harrelson directed “Bullet for Adolf,” a play he co-wrote with Frankie Hyman and produced at Hart House Theatre in Toronto.

Elizabeth Banks

as Effie Trinket

ELIZABETH BANKS (Effie Trinket) has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after and versatile actresses, moving effortlessly between comedy and drama, film and television, and now also taking on a role as a producer. Her upcoming films include “Man on a Ledge” and “Welcome to People.”  She was most recently seen starring in “Our Idiot Brother” with Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel; and opposite Russell Crowe in “The Next Three Days,” directed by Paul Haggis. She recently wrapped production on Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect,” which she is producing with her husband, Max Handelman, through their company, Brownstone Productions. The cast includes Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson.

Banks can currently be seen in Summit Entertainment’s “Man on a Ledge” with Sam Worthington. The project focuses on a fugitive ex-cop (Worthington) perched on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living NYPD hostage negotiator (Banks) tries to talk him down. The film was released January 27th, 2012.

She will then appear in Lionsgate’s motherhood comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Banks portrays an author of a children’s book about breast feeding and owner of The Breast Choice boutique, who is militant in her beliefs about what makes a good mother until she gets pregnant for the first time. The film, directed by Kirk Jones, is based on Heidi Murkoff’s bestseller, and the ensemble cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Dennis Quaid. The film is scheduled to be released over Mother’s Day weekend on May 11th, 2012.

Banks has also wrapped production on DreamWorks Pictures’ “Welcome to People,” in which she stars opposite Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film follows a businessman (Pine) who returns home after his estranged father’s death and discovers that he has an alcoholic sister (Banks) with a 12-year-old son. The film is scheduled to be released in 2012.

In August 2011, she was seen in “Our Idiot Brother” opposite Paul Rudd.  “Our Idiot Brother” and “The Details” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and were purchased for distribution by The Weinstein Company. In “The Details,” she stars as ‘Nealy Lang,’ whose husband’s (Tobey Maguire) efforts to rid his backyard of lawn-destroying raccoons somehow leads him down a path with disastrous results.

In 2008, Banks received critical acclaim for her role as First Lady Laura Bush opposite Josh Brolin in Oliver Stone’s “W.”  The impressive cast included James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn and Jeffrey Wright.  In Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Banks (Miri) and Zack (Seth) played two broke friends who decide to cure their financial ills by making an X-rated movie.

Banks’ additional feature credits include her breakthrough roles in the award Academy Award®-winning films “Seabiscuit,” in which she starred as ‘Marcela Howard’ opposite Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire, and in Steve Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can.”  She has also appeared in “Role Models,” “Meet Dave,” “Invincible,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Fred Claus,” “Sisters,” “Slither,” “Heights,” “The Baxter,” “The Trade,” “Ordinary Sinner,” “The Uninvited,” “Daltry Calhoun,” “Sexual Life,” John Singleton’s “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson and cult hit “Wet Hot American Summer” starring Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce. She also appeared as journalist ‘Betty Brant,’ a role that director Sam Raimi created for her, in Columbia Pictures’ three blockbuster “Spider-Man” films with Tobey Maguire as the title character.

On the small screen, Banks has recently been seen in a recurring role as ‘Avery Jessup,’ Alec Baldwin’s love interest, on the NBC series “30 Rock.” She earned an Emmy® Award nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance.  She has also appeared on ABC’s “Modern Family” and in a recurring role as ‘Dr. Kim Porter’ on NBC’s “Scrubs.”  In 2007 she appeared in the CBS miniseries “Comanche Moon,” which is Larry McMurtry’s popular prequel to “Lonesome Dove.” 

Banks also produced Disney’s 2009 sci-fi thriller “The Surrogates,” starring Bruce Willis, through her company Brownstone Productions.  Upcoming projects for Brownstone, which Banks runs with her husband Max Handelman, include “Tink,” a Disney live-action romantic comedy in which Banks will star as the title character of ‘Tinkerbell;’ “Forever 21,” a Dreamworks comedy which Banks will star in and produce; “Too Far From Home,” a Universal film about three astronauts who were stranded on the international space station; and the college a cappella group comedy “Pitch Perfect.”

Her extensive theater credits include many roles in American Conservatory Theatre productions, as well as the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Summer & Smoke” directed by David Esbjornson.  In 2006 Banks played Cherie, the female lead in William Inge’s comedy “Bus Stop,” as part of the Williamstown Theater Festival.

Originally from Massachusetts, Banks received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Graduate Degree at the American Conservatory Theater.  She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Lenny Kravitz

as Cinna

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, LENNY KRAVITZ (Cinna) has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through nine studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive Grammy® Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category for his single “Dig In” (previously winning for “Again,” “American Woman” and “Fly Away”). Additionally, Kravitz has also been nominated for other six Grammy® Awards. Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has also been recognized by his peers; his collaborative efforts are as varied as his own influences, having worked with Madonna, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Mick Jagger, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys. 

Having sold over 38 million albums worldwide, Lenny Kravitz’s musical success has afforded him many opportunities to fulfill his creative vision beyond the recording industry. The artist appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film “Precious,” for which he has received a 2010 NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.  Kravitz and the celebrated “Precious” cast also received a 2010 Screen Actors Guild nomination for "Best Ensemble.” In addition to his supporting role in “Precious,” Kravitz has also appeared in such films as “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and “Zoolander.”

In 2005 he launched a creative firm, Kravitz Design Inc., which undertakes various high-concept projects with commercial, residential and product design. The firm partnered with Swarovski, to contribute two chandeliers to its ‘Crystal Palace Collection.’ Kravitz Design also conceived the environment and identity for the Florida Room lounge at the Delano for Morgans Hotel Group and is responsible for the luxury recording studio located in The Setai Resort & Residences in Miami Beach. Kravitz Design recently announced a partnership with the SLS Hotel in South Beach to create an exclusive bungalow and penthouse suite for the luxury hotel. The firm has confirmed they will also design a 47-story condominium project, Paramount Bay in Miami, FL.

In 2009, the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Lenny Kravitz’s debut, “Let Love Rule,” was issued. The project was followed by the release of his most recent studio release “Black and White America.”

Stanley Tucci

as Caesar Flickerman

STANLEY TUCCI (Caesar Flickerman) has appeared in over 50 films and countless television shows.  In the past few years he has appeared in films such as “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Terminal” and “Road to Perdition.” He is no stranger to the theatre; and has appeared in over a dozen plays, on and off Broadway.

The year of 2008 was an extremely busy year. Stanley appeared in the soon to be classic, “Julie & Julia,” opposite Meryl Streep and directed by Nora Ephron and “The Lovely Bones,” for which he earned his first Academy Award® nomination along with Golden Globe®, BAFTA, SAG and Broadcast Film Critics nominations.

He recently finished filming “Jack and the Giant Killer,” which is a modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.  Bryan Singer is directing and it is currently slated for June 15, 2012.

In 2008, Tucci partnered with his friend for more than 20 years, Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur to form OLIVE Productions, a New York based film and television company.  One of OLIVE’s mandates is to cast a wide net when developing film and television material, with a portion of the projects to be earmarked for Stanley and Steve to direct.  OLIVE is a co-producer of “Vine Talk,” and additionally has other TV shows in development at HBO and AMC.  It also has films projects currently in development at HBO, Sony and Fox Searchlight.

Earlier this year, Tucci made his Broadway directorial debut with a revival of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” starring Tony Shalhoub. The production received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play.

In addition to his accomplishments in movies last year, Stanley was also nominated for an Emmy® for his guest role as Dr. Moretti on “ER.” In 2007, his appearance on “Monk,” received critical attention as well as an Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2002 Tucci received critical acclaim for his work in DreamWorks’ “Road to Perdition,” co-starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman.  The film directed by Sam Mendes, was about a hit man who takes things personally after his wife and son are murdered.  Stanley was also seen in the ever-popular Disney comedy “Big Trouble,” co-starring Tim Allen and Rene Russo and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Tucci also graced screens in Paramount Classics’ “Sidewalks of New York,” written and directed by Edward Burns and Sony’s “America’s Sweethearts,” opposite Julia Roberts and Billy Crystal.  He also appeared alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth in the highly acclaimed HBO drama, “Conspiracy,” a film for which Tucci earned both an Emmy® and Golden Globe® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries.

Tucci’s multiple talents have led to a very diverse career.  Not only an accomplished and gifted actor, he is also a writer, director and producer. At The Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Stanley premiered the film “Blind Date,” which after seven years, brought him once again behind the camera, as he has directed and co-wrote, as well as starred in the Van Gogh remake of this film.

Another directorial effort was USA Films’ “Joe Gould’s Secret,” which starred Ian Holm as bohemian writer ‘Joe Gould’ and Tucci as ‘Joseph Mitchell,’ the famed writer for The New Yorker.  The film, set in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1940s, tells the story of the strange meeting and long lasting friendship between Gould and Mitchell, as well as the stories Mitchell wrote about Gould and his life.

“Big Night,” Tucci’s first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor on the same film, earned him numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival and honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Tucci’s second project, “The Imposters,” a film which he wrote, directed, co-produced and starred, was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures later that year.  The 1930’s farce starred Tucci and Oliver Platt as a pair of out-of-work actors who find themselves aboard a cruise ship passengered by Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.

Tucci’s previous film credits include “Easy A,” “Burlesque,” “Swing Vote,” “Kit Kitteredge: An American Girl,” “Robots,” “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” “Shall We Dance,” “Spin,” “The Terminal,” “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Deconstructing Harry,” “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream,” “The Alarmist,” “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Daytrippers,” “Kiss of Death,” “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious  Circle,” “It Could Happen to You,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” “Billy Bathgate, “In the Soup” and “Slaves of New York.” 

In 2002, Stanley won a Golden Globe® Award for his brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann in the television film entitled, “Conspiracy.”  This was the dramatic recreation of the Wannasee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised.  He also received a Golden Globe®, as well as an Emmy® Award for his portrayal of Walter Winchell, a founder of American gossip, in the HBO original film, “Winchell.”  His performance as the fast-talking tattler, whose exposure of secrets and scandals turned politically-left audiences and critics alike singing his praises.  “Winchell,” directed by Paul Mazursky, provided Tucci with one of the juiciest roles of his diverse career.

His work on television includes his appearance as a re-occurring guest star on TNT’s “Bull.”  He played ‘Hunter Lasky,’ a charming, conniving, power-player, one of Wall Street’s best negotiation ‘sharks.’  His other television credits include appearances on “Equal Justice,” “Wiseguy,” “The Equalizer,” “Thirtysomething” and “The Street.”  Tucci also starred as ‘Richard Cross’ in the Steven Bochco drama “Murder One,” a performance for which he earned an Emmy® Nomination.

Tucci, no stranger to the theater, has appeared in many plays including “Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune,” “Execution of Hope,” “The Iceman Cometh,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Misanthrope.”  He has also performed in a number of off-Broadway plays, at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.

Stanley serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City and has served as a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.

Tucci resides in New York.

Donald Sutherland

as President Snow

DONALD SUTHERLAND (President Snow) is one of the most prolific and versatile of motion picture actors, with an astonishing career of well over one hundred and thirty films, including such classics as Robert Aldrich’s “The Dirty Dozen;” Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H;” John Schlesinger’s “The Day of the Locust;” Robert Redford’s “Ordinary People;” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “1900;” Philip Kaufman’s “Invasion of the Body Snatcher;”  Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” with Julie Christie; Alan Pakula’s “Klute” with Jane Fonda; Federico Fellini’s “Fellini’s Casanova” and  in Brian Hutton’s “Kelly’s Heroes” with Clint Eastwood, who later directed him in “Space Cowboys.”

Sutherland has appeared as Nicole Kidman’s father in Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain,” as Charlize Theron’s father in F. Gary Gray’s “The Italian Job,” and as ‘Mr. Bennett,’ Keira Knightley’s father, in “Pride and Prejudice.”  For the latter he received a Chicago Film Critics nomination.

Recently he starred in the highly-successful long form adaptation of Ken Follett’s best-seller, “The Pillars of the Earth;” in the Roman epic adventure, “The Eagle,” opposite Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell for director Kevin Macdonald; in Simon West’s “The Mechanic” with Jason Statham and Ben Foster; in Seth Gordon’s “Horrible Bosses” as Colin Farrell’s father; in Mary McGuckian’s “Man on the Train” with U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr.; and  in a new film adaptation of “Moby Dick,” with William Hurt, Ethan Hawke and Gillian Anderson.

Sutherland’s other films include Paul Mazursky’s “Alex in Wonderland;” Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun;” Bud Yorkin’s “Start the Revolutions Without Me;” John Sturges’ “The Eagle Has Landed;” Herbert Ross’ “Max Dugan Returns;” Louis Malle’s “Crackers;” Phillip Borsos’ “Bethune;” Oliver Stone’s “JFK;” Ron Howard’s  “Backdraft;” Richard Marquand’s “Eye of the Needle;” Euzhan Palcy’s “A Dry White Season,” with Marlon Brando; Richard Pearce’s “Threshold,” for which he won the 1983 Genie Award as Best Actor; Fred Schepisi’s film adaptation of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation;” Robert Towne’s “Without Limits;” and John Landis’ “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” in which he made a memorable cameo appearance.  He has starred as the voice of ‘General Stone’ in the animated feature of the manga classic, “Astro Boy;” in Andy Tennant’s “Fool’s Gold;” in Griffin Dunne’s “Fierce People” with Diane Lane; in Robert Towne’s “Ask the Dust” with Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell; in “American Gun” with Forrest Whitaker;  in “Am American Haunting” with Sissy Spacek; in “Land of the Blind” with Ralph Fiennes and in “Aurora Borealis” with Louise Fletcher and Juliette Lewis.  He is part of a sterling ensemble of on-camera readers in the biographical feature on the life of Dalton Trumbo, “Trumbo.”

In television, Sutherland won both Emmy® and Golden Globe® awards as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the HBO film “Citizen X” and he won a Golden Globe® for his portrayal of Clark Clifford, advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson, in the HBO historical dram “Path To War,” directed by the late John Frankenheimer.

Sutherland co-starred with Peter Krause in the ABC-TV series “Dirty Sexy Money.”  For his performance as the family patriarch, ‘Tripp Darling,’ he was nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe® as Best Supporting Actor.  Prior to that, he co-starred with Geena Davis in the ABC drama series “Commander-In-Chief,” and was nominated for a Golden Globe® as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of House Speaker, Nathan Templeton.  At the same time, he was nominated for a Golden Globe® as Best Actor for his performance opposite Mira Sorvino in Lifetime Television’s much-lauded miniseries, “Human Trafficking.”

On stage, Sutherland starred with Justin Kirk and Julianna Margulies in a sold-out, critically acclaimed, Lincoln Center engagement of Jon Robin Baitz’s “Ten Unknowns.”  For that performance he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the London, Toronto and Los Angeles productions of “Enigmatic Variations,” an English language translation (by his son Roeg Sutherland) of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s French play.

Donald Sutherland was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 1978 and an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in France five years later.

Wes Bently

as Seneca

WES BENTLEY (Seneca) has a diverse roster of exciting projects scheduled for release in 2012.  He will next be seen alongside Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Carpenter in Heitor Dhalia’s thriller “Gone.”  He also stars in the independent feature “Hidden Moon.”  

In 2010, Bentley made his stage debut with Nina Arianda in David Ives’s award-winning play “Venus In Fur.”  

On screen, Bentley most recently starred alongside Dougray Scott in Roland Joffe’s “There Be Dragons.”  Following an auspicious debut in Jonathan Demme’s “Beloved,” Bentley won raves for his role as ‘Ricky Fitts’ in Sam Mendes’s Academy Award®-winning “American Beauty.”  

Bentley went on to star with Sarah Polley in Michael Winterbottom’s Gold Rush-era “The Claim.”  He then teamed up with Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson and Djimon Hounsou in Shekhar Kapur’s “The Four Feathers.”  

In 2005, Bentley and Gerard Butler co-starred in David Anspaugh’s “The Game of Their Lives,” based on the true story of the 1950 US football team that defied the odds by triumphing over England.  Bentley’s additional credits include “3 Nights in the Desert,” “Rites of Passage,” “Weirdsville,” “The Ungodly,” and “Tilda,” an HBO pilot starring Diane Keaton and Ellen Page and directed by Bill Condon.

Toby Jones

as Claudius Templesmith

TOBY JONES (Claudius Templesmith) will next be seen in the indie “Red Lights” opposite Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver for director Rodrigo Cortes, the ITV miniseries “Titanic” set to air later this year on ABC and the independent film “Berberian Sound System” for director Peter Strickland.  He recently completed filming “Snow White and the Huntsman” for Rupert Sanders, alongside Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Nick Frost and Ian McShane in addition to “The Girl” for BBC opposite Sienna Miller. 

He was most recently seen in in Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” opposite Gary Oldman and Colin Firth; in addition to Marvel's “Captain America: The First Avenger,” opposite Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving for director Joe Johnston; as well as Steven Spielberg's “The Adventuers of Tintin,” opposite Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg for Paramount; and Simon Curtis’ “My Week With Marilyn,” opposite Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Judi Dench and Julia Ormond for the Weinstein Company.  Toby was also recently seen in New Line's “The Rite,” opposite Anthony Hopkins and Alice Braga for director Mikael Håfström; as well as David Gordon Green's “Your Highness,” opposite Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman for Universal; Dustin Lance Black's “What’s Wrong With Virginia,” opposite Emma Roberts, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris; and as the voice the role of ‘Dobby the House Elf’ in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” for Warner Bros.  Toby's other credits include Joel Amiel's “Creation,” opposite Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly; Oliver Stone's “W.” opposite Josh Brolin for Lionsgate; Ron Howard's “Frost/Nixon,” opposite Frank Langella and Michael Sheen for Universal; and a critically acclaimed role portraying Truman Capote in Douglas McGrath's “Infamous,” opposite Sigourney Weaver, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sandra Bullock for Warner Independent.

Alexander Ludwig

as Cato

ALEXANDER LUDWIG (Cato) last starred in Disney’s hugely successful “Race to Witch Mountain,” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino, which opened #1 at the U.S. box office.

He grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and after beginning his acting career at age 9 with a string of commercial and television parts landed the starring role of ‘Will Stanton’ in the Fox action adventure film “The Seeker: The Dark is Rising” in 2007.

A gifted musician, Ludwig sings, writes his own music and plays guitar.  He is passionate about sports and competes in extreme freestyle ski competitions, in addition to cliff jumping, gorge diving, bungee jumping, surfing, wakeboarding, kite boarding and playing tennis, basketball and hockey.

The oldest of four siblings, Ludwig is currently attending the University of Southern California as a sophomore studying film, theater and business, while continuing his acting career.

From Vancouver, Canada, he currently resides in Los Angeles.

Isabelle Fuhrman

as Clove

ISABELLE FUHRMAN (Clove) is making a name for herself as a talented young actress.

She has recently wrapped lensing on Giorgio Serafini's “The Healer” opposite Joel Courtney.  The film follows an ailing father, who is about to undergo a potentially life-threatening surgery.  He takes his teenage kids into the woods to try and recapture their early closeness.  The film does not have a release date as of yet.

Fuhrman most recently appeared in an all-star ensemble cast with Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear in this summer's dark comedy “Salvation Boulevard.”

In 2009, Isabelle starred opposite Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard in Warner Bros' 2009 psychological thriller “Orphan.”  For her starring role, Fuhrman earned rave reviews from movie critics around the world with a performance that was hailed as “one of the most momentous examples of acting from a child performer in years.” Fuhrman was cast through an exhaustive nationwide search of young actresses to portray the lead in the Warner Bros. collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment.

Beginning her acting career at the age of seven, Fuhrman appeared on Cartoon Network’s “Cartoon Fridays,” and made her big screen debut in the drama “Hounddog.”  She has also guest starred on the CBS hit series “Ghost Whisperer” which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination, and the ABC drama “The Whole Truth.”  Fuhrman has lent her voice to a number of projects including the 3D animated feature “Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage” and Nickelodeon's “Winx.” Fuhrman currently resides in Los Angeles and is a skilled guitar player and singer.

Amandla Stenberg

as Rue

Named for the Zulu word for power, AMANDLA STENBERG (Rue) made her feature film debut in 2010 with “Colombiana,” an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana whose character Amandla plays as a child. The Luc Besson vehicle is quintessential Besson, featuring lots of daring stunts, some of which Amandla performed herself, after training with David Belle, the creator of Parkour.

Amandla launched her career as a print model in Disney catalogs when she was four years old.  She has shot numerous national spots, most notably for McDonald's with Ronald McDonald himself, for Walmart with DJ Tony of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (LeVar Burton aka Kunta Kinte directed), and for BuildTheDream.org.  This moving, Boeing-sponsored PSA, which raised funds for a national memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., premiered during the weekend of President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 on “Meet the Press” and other NBC/MSNBC programs. Amandla was on hand to see the culmination of the historic effort to pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy when she participated in the memorial’s dedication ceremony in October 2011.

In addition to on-camera jobs, Amandla has put her sensitive ear to work in ADR gigs for both film and television, and as a musician. She plays the violin, drums and guitar.  In 2009, Amandla performed the violin with the Los Angeles Unified School District's Honors Orchestra at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Her involvement with the Rock STAR Music Education program landed her gigs at the House of Blues and the Hard Rock Cafe, as well as a studio session with producer/engineer Gerry Brown, after her band won RockSTAR's Battle of the Bands. Amandla is also an avid photographer.

Gary Ross

Director, Co-Screenwriter

Four-time Oscar® nominee GARY ROSS (Director, Co-Screenwriter) launched his career as co-writer of the original screenplay “Big.”  The film, starring Tom Hanks, garnered Ross his first Academy Award® nomination. Next, Ross drew on his knowledge and love of the American political process for his screenplay of the Capra-esque comedy hit “Dave,” for which Ross received his second Academy Award® nomination and won the esteemed Writer's Guild Paul Selvin Award.

In 1998, Ross marked his directorial debut with the ambitious and critically- acclaimed “Pleasantville.” In 2003, he wrote and directed the much celebrated, epic feature “Seabiscuit,” starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Chris Cooper. The film received seven Academy Award® nominations, including best picture and best screenplay for Ross. He also received DGA and WGA award nominations, the USC Scripter Award, and numerous other guild and critical awards. Most recently, Ross wrote and produced the animated adventure “The Tale of Despereaux,” based on Kate DiCamillo's best-selling children’s novel.

Suzanne Collins

Co-Screenwriter, based on the novel by, Executive Producer

Bestselling author SUZANNE COLLINS (Co-Screenwriter, based on the novel by, Executive Producer) first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling “Underland Chronicles” for Junior school readers.  Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, “The Hunger Games” (September 2008), was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, and “amazing” by Stephenie Meyer on her website.  It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 160 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years since publication, and there are more than 23.5 million copies of all three books in the trilogy, “The Hunger Games” (September 2008), “Catching Fire” (September 2009), and “Mockingjay” (August 2010), in print in the U.S. to date. Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games trilogy have been sold into 46 territories.

Suzanne Collins also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy®-nominated hit “Clarissa Explains It All” and “The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.” She received a Writer’s Guild of America nomination in animation for co-writing the critically acclaimed Christmas special, “Santa, Baby!”

In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list. In 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business. Suzanne Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.

Billy Ray


BILLY RAY (Co-Screenwriter) made his directorial debut with "Shattered Glass" for Lionsgate.  The film, which he also wrote, stars Hayden Christensen, Chloe Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard who was nominated for a Golden Globe®. Billy then wrote and directed "Breach" for Universal Pictures starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Laura Linney. After "Breach," Billy co-wrote "State of Play," starring Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams for Universal. 

Going into production in March is "Captain Phillips," which Billy wrote for Sony.  Paul Greengrass will direct and Tom Hanks will star.  Also going into production this year is "24," which Billy adapted for Fox.  Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role in the film.

Billy recently finished writing "Neverland," the Peter Pan origin story at Sony Pictures, which Joe Roth will produce.  He is currently writing the "Thin Man" remake for Warner Brothers which Rob Marshall will direct.  Johnny Depp will star. 

Billy is on the Board of Directors of the WGA. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Jon Kilik


JON KILIK (Producer) has become one of New York’s most notable film producers, collaborating with a wide range of auteur directors to create a body of work with an emphasis on human values and social issues.

In 1988, Kilik began his partnership with Spike Lee and has gone on to produce twelve of Lee’s films. They include “Inside Man,” “Clockers,” “Malcolm X,” and the groundbreaking “Do The Right Thing,” which was recently selected by The Smithsonian Institute for The National Film Archives. Kilik also produced Robert De Niro’s highly acclaimed directorial debut, “A Bronx Tale,” based on the play by Chazz Palminteri.

In 1995, Kilik produced Tim Robbins’ Academy Award® winner, “Dead Man Walking,” based on Sister Helen Prejean’s account of her work with Louisiana death row inmates, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The same year he produced Julian Schnabel’s directorial debut, “Basquiat,” starring Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. Next, Kilik teamed with Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh to produce Ross’ directorial debut, “Pleasantville,” a comic look at the alternate worlds of the American family in the 1950s and 1990s featuring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon.

In 2000, Kilik produced Julian Schnabel’s “Before Night Falls,” based on the autobiography of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem.  “Before Night Falls” premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor awards. The same year, Kilik also produced Ed Harris’ directorial debut, “Pollock,” starring Harris as American painter Jackson Pollock.  Ed Harris and Javier Bardem were each nominated for the Best Actor Oscar® at the 2001 Academy Awards®.

Next, Kilik traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where he produced “Skins,” directed by Chris Eyre.  The film features Graham Greene as a Native American who returns home from service in Viet Nam but cannot survive in his Pine Ridge, South Dakota home. In 2004, Jon produced Oliver Stone’s “Alexander.” 

Kilik returned to New York in 2005 to produce the very personal “Broken Flowers,” by writer/director Jim Jarmusch, starring Bill Murray and winner of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 2005.

Kilik began another international production when he partnered with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to produce “Babel.” The shoot took place in Morocco, Mexico and Japan. The four uniquely interwoven stories are in Arabic, Spanish, English and Japanese.  “Babel” premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival where it won the prize for Best Director, and went on to win the Golden Globe® Award for Best Feature Film Drama and was nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.

In 2007 Kilik produced Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” based on the inspiring autobiography by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Kilik won his second Golden Globe® for “The Diving Bell” and the film was nominated for four Academy Awards®.

In 2008 Kilik produced the rock and roll documentary, “Lou Reed’s BERLIN,” directed by Julian Schnabel as well as executive producing Jim Jarmusch’s “Limits Of Control,” Spike Lee’s “Miracle At St. Anna” and Oliver Stone’s “W.”  In addition to “Biutiful,” most recently Kilik has produced Julian Schnabel’s “Miral” in Israel and Palestine.

Jon was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Millburn. He graduated from the University of Vermont and moved to New York in 1979 to pursue a career in filmmaking. He returned to his Vermont alma mater to receive an honorary doctorate and deliver the commencement address to the class of 2003.

Nina Jacobson


NINA JACOBSON (Producer) has built an impressive 20-year career as a senior film executive at three major motion picture studios.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” was Jacobson's first film as a producer and the first production for her company, Color Force.  A commercial success, the film grossed over $75 million worldwide and led to the production of the sequel, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” which opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross over $70 million worldwide. A third film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is currently in production and scheduled for an August 2012 release.

In 2011, Jacobson produced “One Day,” starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, based on the best-selling novel by David Nicholls which was released in August.

Prior to forming Color Force, Jacobson was president of the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, where she oversaw script development and film production for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures.  During her tenure, 15 of Jacobson's projects grossed over $100 million domestically.

At Disney, Jacobson oversaw and launched some of Hollywood's biggest family film franchises, including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Chronicles of Naria: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “The Princess Diaries.” “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise became the highest grossing film in Disney's history, generating almost three billion dollars in worldwide box office.

In addition, she has spearheaded an eclectic range of films that includes titles such as “The Rookie,” “Remember the Titans,” “Freaky Friday,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Miracle,” “Step Up,” “Bringing Down the House,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “The Prestige,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable,” “Signs” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

Before joining the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, Jacobson was a senior film executive at DreamWorks SKG, where she developed “What Lies Beneath” and originated the idea of DreamWorks' first animated feature, “Antz.”

In 1987, Jacobson joined Disney Sunday Movie as a story analyst.  In 1988, Jacobson moved to Silver Pictures as director of development. She went on to head development at Parkes/MacDonald Productions, before leaving to join Universal.

Jacobson is a trustee at Wildwood School and is active with The Jewish Federation.  She is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Brentwood with her partner Jennifer and their three children, Noah, Josie and William.