While we haven’t gotten to see much of the actual Hunger Games in The Hunger Games teasers and trailers, the just-released MPAA rating should indicate that director Gary Ross did not hold back at all. The Lionsgate adaptation has been rated PG-13 “for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens.”
Meanwhile, the studio has also released this new 60-second TV spot for the March 23 release, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
In the film, every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.