Entertainment Weekly has a special preview of the highly anticipated adaptation of the Suzanne Collins‘ novel, The Hunger Games, in their upcoming issue.
The issue should show off multiple images, as well as offer up lots of juicy details about the movie. But until you mega-fans of the books can go grab your own copy of the magazine, our very first look at star Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class) as Katniss Everdeen has been released to hold you over.
You can read a synopsis for the movie and see the first peek of Lawrence as Katniss by clicking on over to the other side now!
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.
THE HUNGER GAMES will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of novels which have developed a global following.