This is one of the days fans have been waiting for ever since news of a film adaptation of The Hunger Games was announced, and it is the first look at Gale and Peeta. The film opens in theatres on March 23, 2012.
Entertainment Weekly’s cover showing Gale and Peeta of The Hunger Games
EW’s soon-to-be-released issue may have more images inside, but for now it is good enough to get the cover depicting Liam Hamsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark. For those not sure, Gale is on the left and Peeta is on the right.
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 will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of novels which have developed a global following.
The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson Elizabeth Banks, Paula Malcomson, and Woody Harrelson. It is due out in theatres on March 23rd, 2012.
Those in the New Orleans area will be able to pre-order their tickets here for the Palace at Elmwood, Canal Place, the Palace at Clearview, the Chalmette Movies, and other great theatres as we get closer to the release date of March 23, 2012.
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