(Update 3/23/12: If you’re looking for my movie review, you can check it out my The Hunger Games movie review.)
Recently Lionsgate released character posters from The Hunger Games. Eight of them to be exact. The character posters are for your favorite citizens of Panem.
The Hunger Games posters released are of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), & Cato (Alexander Ludwig).
Check out the character posters and short descriptions of each below and the NEW movie synopsis:
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), our hero, who for reasons of which you will discover in the movie, volunteers to be a tribute in The Hunger Games;
Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), a baker’s son and an unlikely looking tribute for the games who develops a complicated relationship with Katniss;
Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), the official escort to our District 12 tributes. Distant at first, but through some time, becomes closer to our tributes.;
Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), the man behind the pre-games outfits, the stylist for Katniss and Peeta. It was his designs that “sparked” all kinds of excitement.;
Cato (Alexander Ludwig) is the District 2 tribute. You’ll see him in action at the Cornucopia. (You’ll see in the movie.) He becomes an antagonist of Katniss during the games.
Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), the past Hunger Games champion who mentors our ill-fated pair. Or, our tributes hope he’ll mentor them;
Gale (Liam Hemsworth), the best friend of Katniss outside of the games. Gale is from District 12;
Rue (Amandla Stenberg), Well, is Rue. The small and underestimated tribute from District 11;
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 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, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 12 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 157 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
Don’t forget to register at www.thecapitol.pn to be assigned a district and receive the latest announcements from The Capitol in anticipation of the 74th Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, and hits movie theaters on March 23rd, 2012.