During Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, the first official teaser from Lionsgate's highly anticipated adaption of Suzanne Collin's novel The Hunger Games debuted. The upcoming adaptation of the first novel in the bestselling, young adult trilogy is directed by Gary Ross & scheduled ti hit theaters March 23rd 2012. The clip was introduced by Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen, the young heroine of the trilogy & featured her running though the woods during the games. The movie also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Paula Malcolmson, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Jack Quaid, Ian Nelson, Kalia Prescott, Ethan Jamieson, Tara Macke, Chris Mark, Jackie Emerson, Ashton Moio, Kara Petersen, Jeremy Marinas, Dakota Hood, Sam Ly, Leigha Hancock, Imanol Vepez-Frias, Annie Thurman, Samuel Tan, Mackenzie Lintz, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Latarsha Rose & Brooke Bundy. Produced by Nina Jacobsen & Color Force. Hit the jump to check out the teaser.
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Synopsis: "Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."