The Hunger Games to Aim for PG-13

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Director Gary Ross has revealed to EW that his adaptation of the bestselling Suzanne Collins novel, The Hunger Games is planned for a PG-13 rating to accommodate the book’s teenage fans.

“It’s their story,” Ross says, “and they deserve to be able to access it completely. And I don’t think it needs to be more extreme than that.”

The science fiction novel, aimed at young adults, tells the tale of dystopic future and the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live television.

Ross, best known for Pleasantville and Seabiscuit is currently developing the project at Lionsgate.