Thursday, July 21, 2011

"The Hunger Games": May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Sneak Peek the new poster supporting the upcoming feature, "The Hunger Games", to be directed by Gary Ross ("Pleasantville") , based on the novel of the same name by author Suzanne Collins.

Actress Elizabeth Banks ('Betty Brant' in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man"), co-stars in the film as escort 'Effie Trinket', alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg.

Oscar nominated actress Lawrence ("Winters Bone") will play the lead in Lionsgate's anticipated 3-film franchise.

The first motion picture adaptation will be based on the first novel of Collins' "The Hunger Games". book trilogy. Collins other two novels are "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay".

Screenplay For "The Hunger Games" is by Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass").

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.

Lionsgate will release the first film March 23, 2012.

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