Monday, April 04, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence Feeds Off "The Hunger Games"

Oscar nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence ("Winters Bone") has won the lead in Lionsgate's upcoming 3-film franchise "The Hunger Game".

Director Gary Ross ("Pleasantville") will take on the big-screen adaptation of the first novel in author Suzanne Collins book trilogy, "The Hunger Games". The other two novels are "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay".

Screenplay is by Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass").

Lionsgate will release the first film March 23, 2012.

Premise revolves around 'Katniss Everdeen', a teenage girl, who is forced to represent her region in the annual 'Hunger Games' event, where participants must fight to the death.

"...In this futuristic world, traditional government has gone by the wayside and America is split into 12 regions, each of which must send contestants to this deadly battle each year."

"The Hunger Games" will start filming later this year.

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