Latest movie trailers, behind the scenes video features and more
THE HUNGER GAMES
USA & UK: Lionsgate
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Donald Sutherland, Alexander Ludwig, Willow Shields, Sandra Lafferty, Paula Malcomson, Rhoda Griffis, Sandino Moya-Smith, Raiko Bowman, Dwayne Boyd, Anthony Reynolds, Judd Lormand, Toby Jones, Kimiko Gelman, Nelson Ascencio, Brooke Bundy, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Jack Quaid, Latarsha Rose, Isabelle Fuhrman, Ian Nelson, Kalia Prescott, Ethan Jamieson, Jacqueline Emerson, Mackenzie Lintz, Annie Thurman, Dakota Hood, Amber Chaney, Karan Kendrick
Director: Gary Ross
USA & UK: 142 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens
UK Certificate: 12A contains intense threat, moderate violence and occasional gory moments
USA Release Date: 23 March 2012
UK Release Date: 23 March 2012
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing 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 is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. 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.
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobsons Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.