The Hunger Games Footage to Debut During MTV’s VMAs

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Lionsgate will debut the first footage from The Hunger Games during the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards,” which will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) Star Jennifer Lawrence will introduce the footage, which will then be posted online at MTV.com.

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¬ís 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.

Directed by Gary Ross, the adaptation hits theaters on March 23, 2012.