This time around, the focus is just on Lawrence, being escorted down a brightly lit tunnel by some pretty menacing guards (who almost look a little bit like the Star Wars Stormtroopers). Though the picture’s not a close-up of Lawrence, you can still tell she’s got an excellent look of determination on her face, clearly very much in character as Katniss Everdeen.
“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 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 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.”
Starring alongside Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks will be a terrific cast that includes the likes of Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, and Wes Bentley, who can be seen rocking the most awesome beard ever committed to screen in the film’s pretty spectacular first trailer. (And you can catch up with everything else The Hunger Games-related right here.)
The film is due out on 23rd March next year, so we’ve got just under four months to wait to see how it turns out. It’s certainly expected (without wanting to jinx anything) to do excellent business for Lionsgate when it gets released next year, so here’s to hoping that it will be a great success for everyone involved. You can be sure that as we get closer to March next year, we’ll have plenty more to share with you by way of posters, images, clips, and trailers, so be sure to check in often to see how the film’s ad campaign is progressing; so far, it’s been pretty sweet. Without further ado, here’s the great new image of Lawrence. As usual, click to enlarge.