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‘The Hunger Games’: If Rockers Ruled Panem

We imagine what it would look like if Mick Jagger, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and more starred in the blockbuster

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The Hunger Games already boasts one rock star cast member: Lenny Kravitz, the established rocker with a fashion edge, was fittingly cast as Katniss' understated, newbie Hunger Games stylist – and the mastermind behind her infamous "Girl on Fire" ensemble. Inspired by this decision, Rolling Stone decided to see what Panem would look like if rockers ruled the games.

 

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Miranda Lambert as Katniss Everdeen

Country's rebel queen and avid bowhunter is a natural for 16-year-old Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to enter Panem's annual Games in place of her younger sister and becomes the face of Panem’s rebellion.

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Nicki Minaj as Effie Trinket

The fashion chameleon has a thing or two in common with the "manically upbeat" pink-haired Effie Trinket, the representative responsible for picking each district's tributes in the annual Hunger Games lottery and the woman behind the phrase, "May the odds be ever in your favor!"

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Adam Lambert as Caesar Flickerman

The over-the-top persona and attention-getting looks of American Idol Season Eight runner-up Lambert make him our first choice for the Games' interviewer, known as much for his personable Q&As with the tributes as he is for his trademark fashionable attire.

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Justin Bieber as Peeta Mellark

The pop singer's heartthrob status makes him a shoo-in for the namesake of Team Peeta, the baker's son and District 12 tribute who harbors feelings for his childhood acqaintance, Katniss, as he heads to the games with her.

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Nathan Followill as Gale Hawthorne

With his straight black hair and olive skin, the Kings of Leon drummer is the rocker embodiment of Katniss' childhood best friend and fellow rebel hunter – and the one she trusts to watch over her mother and sister while she fights to the death in the Games.

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Mick Jagger as President Snow

As a ruler of rock, the Rolling Stones frontman fits the bill as the rose-wearing president of Panem, who is Katniss' main enemy and the secret orchestrator of the games.

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Nick Cave as Seneca Crane

The musician/artist has the same smooth, dark vibe as the head game-maker of the 74th Hunger Games – the one with the power to decide whether or not Katniss and Peeta will live or die.

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Ozzy Osbourne as Haymitch Abernathy

The Black Sabbath frontman known for his hard-to-understand accent takes on Katniss and Peeta's mentor, District 12's only surviving Hunger Games winner who is known for his penchant for alcohol and harsh demeanor.

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