First Look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

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The cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly features a first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, to be directed by Gary Ross for a March 23, 2012 release.

Based on the Suzanne Collins bestseller, The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.

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