“The Hunger Games” a Novel by Suzanne Collins Heads to the Big Screen

Another great novel, The Hunger Games, is making its way to becoming the next big blockbuster hit so look for its highly anticipated release next year. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are headed for the fight of their lives when this gripping story comes to life on screen.

The two stars have been cast in the movie adaptation as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne, respectively. They join Jennifer Lawrence in the movie that is about a future, war-ravaged world run by a corrupt government. The books focus on Everdeen, Mellark and Hawthorne, participants in the Hunger Games Tournament. It’s a televised event in which children battle to the death.

Lionsgate hopes to make a film series out of what is an outrageously popular series of books. Hutcherson and Hemsworth are both emerging young stars; Hutcherson has featured in, among other films, “The Bridge to Terabithia,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” and his breakout supporting role in “The Kids Are All Right,” and will feature later this year in the remake of the 80’s action film “Red Dawn.”

Hemsworth played opposite Miley Cyrus in “The Last Song,” and will feature this year in “The Throwback” and “Arabian Nights.”

The story synopsis goes like this:

“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.

Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.” Read more on The Huffington Post.

Be sure to re-read the book to get ready for what has all the makings of a great movie!

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