Re-Casting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire With Athletes

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Re-Casted With Athletes

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Regardless of whether or not you like the Hunger Games or the sequel Catching Fire, you absolutely have to be intrigued by it. The concept is one of those things that makes you lay awake at night thinking about it after you get home from the movie theater. Add in the fact both movies were produced flawlessly and it’s one of the most captivating stories in recent memory.

That’s due in large part to the incredibly unique characters that make it up. In fact, the word unique doesn’t do it justice. But then again, that word also doesn’t properly describe many athletes in the sports world. Thus, we’ve taken the liberty to search through the thousands of pro players to see which ones best match each of the main characters in the Hunger Games movies.

It’s really remarkable how well the players we’ve selected match their respective characters. We created this re-casting based solely on how the athlete relates to the character, not the actor and we didn’t take looks into account. However, they’re all eerily similar, even in looks, which just further proves these players would do this great movie justice if re-casted. So please enjoy the cast of the Hunger Games with members of the sports world as the characters.

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Finnick Odair: Wes Welker

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Like Finnick, Welker can really come across as a jerk but then he just makes you like him. And to top it off, he’s really good at what he does and always comes through in the clutch. Put simply, think of a guy who is rough around the edges but always there when you need him. Finnick and Welker both fit the bill.

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Peeta Mellark: Brian Scalabrine

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Peeta is that guy who tries really hard, is somewhat likable (and marketable) and always seems to be in the right place at the right time, even though he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. In the sports world, is that not Scalabrine in a nutshell? Dude didn’t play a single minute in the 2008 NBA Finals, yet he’s got the same ring worn by Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Go figure.

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Haymitch Abernathy: Eli Manning

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Although his methods aren’t really foolproof and he’s as inconsistent as the day is long, Manning has two rings. If you’ve watched this guy this year, you’ve probably scratched your head and thought, How is that possible? Well, the same is true for Haymitch. He’s got a weird way of doing things, yet he won the Games and he always seems to come through when it matters most, even if he stumbles around the rest of the time.

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Effie Trinket: Caroline Wozniacki

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Which two ladies are both goofy dorks, really annoying, yet somewhat attractive in a really bizarre way? Effie and Wozniacki. There’s really no other way to explain this one. Just look at their pictures above.

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Gale Hawthorne: Ian Kinsler

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Truth be told, Gale got the shaft in the Hunger Game series of books and movies. He’s way more hardcore than Peeta could ever dream of being, yet he doesn’t get the girl or the fame, even though all the ladies think he hung the moon. Like Gale, Kinsler never gets the credit he deserves and he’s listed on a lot of women’s sites as one of the hottest players in MLB. Perfect match.

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Katniss Everdeen: Hope Solo

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It just works. Like Katniss, Solo is quiet, attractive and she’s hardcore at what she does. Katniss defied odds to win the Hunger Games and then basically win it again while Solo led Team USA to win gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games. Jennifer Lawrence was perfect for this part, but Solo would give her a run for her money!

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Cinna: Dwyane Wade

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Which two men are mysterious and underrated with a terrific sense of fashion? That would be Cinna and Wade. Some of the designs Cinna comes up with are jaw-dropping while others have the same effect, but in the opposite manner. If you’ve ever seen Wade in a post game press conference when he’s had a chance to clean up, you’ve already seen the resemblance.

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President Snow: Jerry Jones

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Ok, so Jones isn’t an athlete, but he fits President Snow’s character too perfectly to leave him off this list. Both “characters” are so obsessed with power they can’t see that their actions and decisions are doing much more harm than good. In short, everyone is just waiting on them to pass so progress can continue.