As the release date draws ever closer, people are prediecting a $100 million plus opening weekend for The Hunger Games in th US, with the UK expected to follow suit. I am still on the fence with this one, but the below clip does look mighty impressive. Maybe I have been wrong about this film? Maybe it will turn out to be good? We will have to wait until 23rd March to find out.
The newly released clip shows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) preparing for the Games in a training hall. This is where contenders go to be ranked so those behind the scenes can price bets, but Katniss is clearly annoyed at the lack if interest in here. Check out the clip at the bottom of this post.
Directed by Gary Ross, The Hunger Games arrives in UK cinemas 23rd March. Check out all our previous stories here
Based on the story by Suzanne Collins, the film stars Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Paula Malcolmson, Willow Shields, Latarsha Rose, Lenny Kravitz, Brooke Bundy, Leven Rambin & Jack Quaid (#1), Alexander Ludwig & Isabelle Fuhrman (#2), Ian Nelson & Kalia Prescott (#3), Ethan Jamieson & Tara Macken (#4), Chris Mark & Jackie Emerson (#5), Ashton Moio & Kara Petersen (#6), Sam Ly & Leigha Hancock (#7), Samuel Tan & Mackenzie Lintz (#8), Imanol Yepez-Frias & Annie Thurman (#9), Jeremy Marinas & Dakota Hood (#10), Amandla Stenberg & Dayo Okeniyi (#11), and Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) & Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) (#12).
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
By Matt Wavish