OMG The Hunger Games trailer premiered today on Good Morning America and it is just as awesome and amazing as I thought it would be. If you are not familiar with Suzanne Collins’ series you need to get on it. The story is set sometime in the future after North America has destroyed and becomes known as “Panem.” It consist of a rich Capitol and 12 poorer districts that are under the rule of the Capitol. There were formerly 13 districts but one rebelled and got destroyed and as punishment for this rebellion the Capitol pulls a boy and girl ages 12 -18 from each district in a lottery and forces them to compete in the Hunger Games. The games are a televised event where these children fight to the dead until there is one victor. The winner gets and their district gets heavily rewarded. The trilogy consists of the books, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The film version of the first book started filming this year and stars Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class) as our main heroine, Katniss Evergreen, Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are Al Right, Bridge To Terabithia) as Peeta Mellark. Others in the cast include Lenny Kravitz (Precious), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song, Thor’s brother, Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend), Elizabeth Banks (Definitely Maybe, Role Models, 40 Year Old Virgin), Stanley Tucci (Lovely Bones, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, The People vs Larry Flynt, The Messenger), and Wes Bentley(American Beauty, Four Feathers). I will definitely be seeing this movie and I’ll probably actually pay for it that’s how much I’m looking forward to this. Here is the trailer.
The Hunger Games opens nationwide March 23rd, 2012.