If you aren’t familiar with the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins called The Hunger Games, you might want to check them out. While not quite as good as the Harry Potter books, they are heads and shoulders better than The Twilight Saga books.
The Hunger Games follows the life of what’s left of humanity living in twelve ‘districts‘ and a Capital. It’s a story about the haves and the have nots. You will also see a bit of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ as each year two children from each district is chosen to play The Hunter Games. These games are a fight to the death.
The cast includes such actors as; Jennifer Lawrence, (Winter’s Bones-Katniss Everdeen) , Liam Hemsworth (Gale, Liam is the brother of Christopher better known as ‘Thor‘), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are Alright), Elizabeth Banks (The 40-year-old Virgin), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), Haymith Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Rue (Amandla Stenberg- Columbiana), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna).
This is a fine cast which should result in an excellent movie. Check out the new poster to the left. Release date is March 23, 2012.
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