Film trailer: 'The Hunger Games'
Monday 29 August 2011
During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, the first sneak peek of
The Hunger Games premiered, with a special intro by its star Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar nominee last year for
The footage shows Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, racing through woods armed with a bow and arrow as a participant of a survival game.
The voiceover from Liam Hemsworth ( Knowing), brother of Chris Hemsworth, the star of Thor, encourages her: "You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are."
Dodging explosions and trees on fire, she takes aim with her arrow, hitting the film's logo, a pin that depicts a gold Mockingjay bird with an arrow inside a circle in flames.
The film also costars Josh Hutcherson ( The Kids Are All Right), Elizabeth Banks ( W), Stanley Tucci ( The Lovely Bones), Woody Harrelson ( 2012) and singer Lenny Kravitz ( Precious). It is directed and written by Gary Ross ( Seabiscuit, Pleasantville).
Based on the first of a trilogy of young adult sci-fi books Suzanne Collins, the story follows the 16-year-old in a post-apocalyptic world. During an annual televised event in which the government chooses a boy and a girl to fight to the death, Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place.
A four-part film series is planned with the other two books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The original novel has been translated into 26 different languages and sold in 38 countries.
The Hunger Games will be released worldwide beginning March 23, 2012.
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
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