Photo Credit: WENN; Josh Hutcherson; Jennifer Lawrence; Liam Hemsworth
Held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
There hasn’t been so much buzz about a film release since maybe “Harry Potter” & “Twilight,” so get ready for really annoying fans & zombie kids who live & breathe “Hunger Games.” I think it’s safe to say that this is the first of probably at least 10-15 premieres that are scheduled to go down over the next few weeks.
Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, the film, which hits theaters on March 23, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson. Here’s more juice for those of you who know nothing about the premise:
At an unidentified future date, the nation of Panem has risen out of the ruins of what was once known as North America. Due to an unsuccessful uprising by the districts of Panem, a raffle (known as the ‘reaping’) is held to choose one boy and girl, aged 12–18, from each district to participate in the Hunger Games, a competition in which each contestant, or tribute, battles until only one is left. The winner receives honor, gifts, and enough food and supplies to never worry about anything ever again. The Hunger Games are a yearly reminder to the 12 districts of the Capitol’s authority, and punishment for their rebellion over 70 years ago.
In District 12, sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen cares for her mother and her sister Primrose “Prim” since her father died in a mine accident when she was 11. Each year, since the age of 12, Katniss’ name has been placed in the reaping more than once. In return for taking this extra annual risk, she receives extra tessarae which is grain and oil for her family. In addition, Katniss has been illegally hunting for food outside the boundary fences of District 12 with her friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth), whose father died in the same mining accident as Katniss’. [Read More]
Here’s a interview Jennifer Lawrence did in which she discusses the book, her character, as well as all her co-stars:
Watch the trailer:
Photo Credit: WENN; Pictured: Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, & Liam Hemsworth.
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