All Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2012
Director: Gary Ross
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Writing by: Gary Ross – (screenplay) and
Suzanne Collins – (screenplay) and
Billy Ray – (screenplay)
Suzanne Collins – (novel)
Produced by: Robin Bissell – executive producer
Suzanne Collins – executive producer
Chantal Feghali – co-executive producer
Nina Jacobson – producer
Jon Kilik – producer
Aldric La'auli Porter – co-producer
Louise Rosner – executive producer
Bryan Unkeless – co-producer
Cast: Stanley Tucci – Caesar Flickerman
Wes Bentley – Seneca Crane
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen
Willow Shields – Primrose Everdeen
Liam Hemsworth – Gale Hawthorne
Elizabeth Banks – Effie Trinket
Sandra Ellis Lafferty – Hob Vendor (as Sandra Lafferty)
Paula Malcomson – Katniss' Mother
Rhoda Griffis – Registration Woman
Sandino Moya – Propaganda Film Tribute (as Sandino Moya-Smith)
Josh Hutcherson – Peeta Mellark
Music: T-Bone Burnett James Newton Howard
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Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
Plot: In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
Trivia: There are 10 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- First part of a Trilogy series of young adult books by Suzanne Collins: 'The Hunger Games', 'Catching Fire', 'Mockingjay'.
- Chloë Grace Moretz, Mary Mouser, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Lyndsy Fonseca, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts, Kaya Scodelario, Emily Browning and Shailene Woodley were considered to play Katniss, the lead role. Jennifer Lawrence won the lead role.
- Alex Pettyfer, Josh Hutcherson, Lucas Till, Nico Tortorella, Alexander Ludwig, Evan Peters and Hunter Parrish were considered to play Peeta Mellark. Hutcherson was later cast.