New poster featuring District 12 tribute from sci-fi thriller The Hunger Games

Lionsgate has shared the latest poster featuring District 12’s very own tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) from the upcoming sci-fi action adventure The Hunger Games, which hits theaters on March 23rd, 2012.

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 Jacobsons 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 film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig, Stanley Tucci, Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Isabelle Fuhrman, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Leven Rambin, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Jacqueline Emerson, Paula Malcomson, Dayo Okeniyi, Amber Chaney, Phillip Troy Linger, Latarsha Rose, Raiko Bowman, Jack Quaid, Brooke Bundy, Tara Macken, Nelson Ascencio and Kimiko Gelman.

Check out the poster, below.