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With the film due out later this month, it was only a matter of time before the clips started flowing. To get all that started, here’s your first clip from “The Hunger Games”, featuring Jennifer Lawrence as put-upon heroine Katniss Everdeen trying to get the attention of some Capitol scum that wants her to run around and kill other teenagers for their viewing pleasure. The lesson here, kids? Never, ever turn your back on a pissed off girl with a bow and arrow.
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.
Co-starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson, Paula Malcomson, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields, and directed by Gary Ross.
The apples take one for the team March 23, 2012.
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