Hunger Games Trailer – During this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, we got our first look at the Katniss trailer in the next blockbuster event “The Hunger Games.” The new series is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins and stars Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Fans of the book series will be more than jazzed to see their heroine in action. The first film in the series introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who, in a post-apocalyptic setting, lives in the country of Panem where North America once existed. This is where a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power.
The Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. The Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol’s jurisdiction. Our heroinne Katniss ultimately takes her sister’s place in the games.
The film also stars Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Willow Shields as Primrose, Everdeen, Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove (District 2), Alexander Ludwig as Cato and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.
Look for “The Hunger Games” to hit screens on March 23, 2012.