The countdown is on as the days until the arrival of THE HUNGER GAMES at a cinema near you has now reached single figures. In 5 days time Friday 23rd March Gary Ross adaptation of Suzanne Collins popular teen novel will be here and Lionsgate have released a new one minute tv spot to get us into the mood! The new spot does contain new footage but will disappoint anyone hoping to see any of the actual games itself, this is basically an extension of last weeks ‘movie event of the year’ spot. March 23rd is only 5 days to go and then you should see some of the games!
In a not-too-distant future, the United States of 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 broadcasted throughout Panem as 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, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald Sutherland, film arrives in UK, Ireland & USA March 23rd.