We’ve had trailers, images, and posters galore in recent months, and last week we got the brilliant first clip from the film surfaced, showing off Jennifer Lawrence’s perfect aim as lead heroine, Katniss Everdeen.
Following on from that, Yahoo Movies have now put out this great second clip, in which we get to see Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna preparing Lawrence’s Everdeen for the Tribute Parade.
“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.”
Along with Lawrence in the lead, we can look forward to seeing Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Fuhrman, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Amandla Stenberg, and the awesome Wes Bentley (who will be rocking the coolest beard ever to be committed to film).
Ross has helmed the first in what will almost certainly become the trilogy adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ original novels, with Simon Beaufoy already tapped to pen the sequel, Catching Fire – clearly Lionsgate have faith in the project. And Collins herself gave her official stamp of approval having seen the film earlier this month.
The Hunger Games will be out on 23rd March, in regular and IMAX cinemas, and if you’re only just coming to the game now, you can catch up on all our coverage for the film right here. It looks pretty damn good, and here’s the new clip to prove it.