18 Actors You Didn’t Know Almost Starred in The Hunger Games

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Oo, they almost had it. While we’ve filled you in on the more specific details of who could’ve portrayed Katniss Everdeen before Jennifer Lawrence snagged the part and who was almost cast as Finnick Odair before Sam Claflin scored the role, we figured we’d save you the time trying to find out all the other actors who could’ve played Peeta, Gale and the rest of you favorites from the Suzanne Collins book-turned-movie franchise, and compile ’em all into one convenient spot.

From Evan Peters to Kristen Bell to John C. Reilly, here are 18 stars you didn’t know almost starred in The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and/or Mockingjay: