If you missed the MTV Music Awards (yes, they still have those…) where they showed the official sneak peek of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games movie, based on the bestselling [asin=0545265355]first book of a trilogy by Suzanne Collins[/asin], here’s your chance! See the very first glimpse at how the adaptation of the Suzanne Collins’ bestseller will be brought to life on the big screen on March 23, 2012! The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and features an all-star cast including Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class ), Josh Hutcherson (Red Dawn), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother), Donald Sutherland (Horrible Bosses) and Lenny Kravitz.
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss (Lawrence) is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Harrelson). If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.