10 Actresses Who Almost Snagged the Role of Katniss From Jennifer Lawrence

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It's pretty hard to imagine anyone BUT Jennifer Lawrence playing the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise, but before she was cast, lots of other young stars were considered.

That's right, back in 2011 it was announced Jen had won the highly coveted role, but there were at least 11 other actresses who had a chance at the once in a lifetime part. Some you might have previously heard about, but others who were in the mix might come as a surprise. See who was thisclose to playing Katniss by clicking through the gallery below!