The Hunger Games, The World Will Be WatchingCategory: Entertainment
Let the games begin!
One of the most anticipated movies for 2012, The Hunger Games brings to the silver screen Katniss Everdeen from the novel of the same name by author Suzanne Collins.
With the final part of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn still due for November, teenagers have eagerly waited for The Hunger Games movie adaptation.
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And if advanced ticket sales are any indication, this is going to be a big hit as it broke records toppling the previous record-holder, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which set a record on May 14, 2010.
The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role as the 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne.
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and produced by Jon Kilik with a budget of $78 million.
The Hunger Games is scheduled for release on March 21, 2012 in France and other countries and internationally on March 23, 2012 in both conventional theaters and digital IMAX theaters. It will be distributed by Lionsgate.
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