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Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who volunteers to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called "Tributes") to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest "Tribute," Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 23, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John-Paul White Best Original Song 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Taylor Swift Best Original Song 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association T-Bone Burnett Best Original Song 2012 Nominee

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
as Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson
as Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth
as Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson
as Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks
as Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz
as Cinna
Stanley Tucci
as Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland
as President Snow
Wes Bentley
as Seneca Crane
Toby Jones
as Claudius Templesmith
Alexander Ludwig
as Cato
Isabelle Fuhrman
as Clove
Amandla Stenberg
as Rue
Willow Shields
as Primrose Everdeen
Kimiko Gelman
as Venia
Latarsha Rose
as Portia
Brooke Bundy
as Octavia
Nelson Ascencio
as Flavius
Paula Malcolmson
as Katniss' Mother
Dayo Okeniyi
as Thresh
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
as Hob Vendor
Rhoda Griffis
as Registration Woman
Dwayne Boyd
as Peacekeeper #1
Ian Nelson
as Tribute Boy District 3
Jackie Emerson
as Fox Face
Katie Kneeland
as Hovercraft Tech
Sharon Morris
as Game Center Tech #2
Leven Rambin
as Glimmer

Crew

Gary Ross
Director
Jon Kilik
Producer
Nina Jacobson
Producer
Suzanne Collins
Book Author
Suzanne Collins
Screenwriter
Billy Ray
Screenwriter
Gary Ross
Screenwriter
Tom Stern
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Juliette Welfling
Editor
Stephen Mirrione
Editor
Philip Messina
Production Designer
Robert Fechtman
Art Director
John Collins
Supervising Art Director
Martin Cohen
Co-producer
Louis Phillips
Co-producer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Co-producer
Suzanne Collins
Executive Producer
Robin Bissell
Executive Producer
Alex McCarroll
Set Designer
George R. Lee
Set Designer
John Berger
Set Designer
Larry Dias
Set Decorator
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
Kris Fenske
Sound/Sound Designer
Lon Bender
Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
Debra Zane
Casting
Daniel Leduc
Visual Effects Producer
Peter Rodger
Second Unit Director
Matthew Twyford
Visual Effects Supervisor
Christopher S. Capp
Visual Effects Editor
Chad Stahelski
Second Unit Director
Chad Stahelski
Stunts Coordinator
Kristin Solid
Supervising Animator
Donna Sloan
Executive in Charge of Production
Sheena Duggal
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Rodahl
Digital Effects
Dawn Gilliam
Script Supervisor
Jon Kilik
Second Unit Director
Lisa Tomczeszyn
Assistant Costume Designer
Scott Farrar
Second Unit Director
Scott Farrar
Visual Effects Supervisor
Douglas Dresser
Production Supervisor
Marc Sadeghi
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Linda Flowers
Department Head Hair
Linda Flowers
Hair Designer
Daniel Jeannette
Supervising Animator
Steve Cremin
Special Effects Coordinator
Martine Losier
Visual Effects Coordinator
Dion Hatch
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Weingarten
Production Sound Mixer
Colin Brady
Supervising Animator
Pierre Raymond
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Ve Neill
Department Head Makeup
Ve Neill
Makeup Designer
Carl Rudisill
Production Sound Mixer
Philippe Theroux
Visual Effects Supervisor
Thierry Delattre
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jon Valera
Fights Choreographer
Helen Clare
Visual Effects Coordinator
Curtis Edwards
CG Supervisor
Chantal Feghali
Co-Executive Producer
Wayne Lewis
Supervising Animator
Dino Athanassiou
Supervising Animator
Louise Rosner
Unit Production Manager
Joanie Croteau
Visual Effects Coordinator
Gary Nolin
Visual Effects Producer
Nikoletta Skarlatos
Key Make-up
Johnny Sanchez
Production Coordinator
T-Bone Burnett
Executive Music Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Second Unit Director
John Dietz
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jacquie Barnbrook
Visual Effects Producer
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