Lionsgate has released the first full trailer for the Gary Ross-directed fantasy epic The Hunger Games. In it, you get a glimpse of Lenny Kravitz’ role of Cinna, main character Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist in the film.
The Hunger Games is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In the story, 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. 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. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.
The Hunger Games, which hits theaters on March 23, 2012, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Fuhrman, Willow Shields, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Leven Rambin, Paula Malcomson, Jacqueline Emerson, Dayo Okeniyi, Amber Chaney, Phillip Troy Linger, Latarsha Rose, Jack Quaid, Nelson Ascencio, Brooke Bundy, Tara Macken, Ian Nelson, Kalia Prescott, Ashton Moio, Raiko Bowman, Dakota Hood, Annie Thurman, Karan Kendrick, Ethan Jamieson, Chris Mark, Jackie Emerson, Kara Petersen, Steve Coulter, Nick Karner and Jeremy Marinas.
Check out the trailer for The Hunger Games below.