First Look: EW Reveals Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in 'Hunger Games'

May 18, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

Well hello, Katniss! The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features the first-ever look at rising star Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, the main character in Lionsgate's upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games. Many fans have been anxiously awaiting this adaptation, being directed by Gary Ross, and we've been following the never-ending casting for months. While Katniss in the book is 16-years-old, Lawrence is 20, and this is their first opportunity to prove that her age doesn't matter bringing this character to life. I haven't read the books myself, but she looks great on this cover with bow-and-arrow and all. View it below!

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

"She was a girl who's all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like 'Oh, no, I don't belong here,'" Lawrence told EW about taking on this role in an interview. "I love this story," she adds. The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, is about a young girl living a dystopian future who joins a survival contest, known as the Hunger Games, to save her community. In addition to Lawrence, the cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci & Wes Bentley. Arrives in theaters March 2012!

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    Ha Ha Ha. NO.
  • Nexus126
    Still sounds like a "Battle Royale" spin-off to me.
    • equustel
      Why not read the books and find out? 
    • No.  
      • Maz
         Shut the fuck up then.
  • equustel
    IMO, she looks fantastic.
  • macca
    Next i want to see Henry Cavill in the new superman costume with the glasses, that would be cool. 
  • Ajmillar
    Jennifer Lawrence = Katniss Everdeen...she looks fantastic, very much like I pictured Katniss.  I can't wait for this film!. 
  •  Needs darker hair, but she looks great as Katniss. 
  • Jace
    Yowza. Me likey. 
  • fem!anon
     "...and this is their first opportunity to prove that her age doesn't matter bringing this character to life. I haven't read the books myself..." False. She still looks old. Though I will admit, she looks better than I'd have imagined!
  • Merson
    Jennifer is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.
  • Hayley
    I hope she will play an action heroine one day or at least have one little fight in a movie. Just let her kick a guy in the groin or something.
    • equustel
      Um, she's going to do plenty of ass-kicking in this movie.  
  • This movie is slowly but surely becoming one of the most annoying in terms of PR.
    • lane
      what makes you say that?   
    • lane
      what makes you say that?   
  • Anonymous
     Here's to wishing it will be the next big thing...cinematically and script wise.
  • Spider
     Although I'm not familiar with, "The Hunger Games", I say Jennifer Lawrence looks really good in this cover of EW. I'll be sure to pick this book up at B&N before watching the flick!
    • Alesanity
      The books are amazing, read them!
  • Traveler
    I think they did a good job of making her look younger. I do wish they would have kept things under wraps for awhile, but I know people were really skeptical of her looking the part and they're trying to get people on board. I really hope this film kicks ass like the books did. 
  • happy camper
     Never read the books and dont intend to, but Lawrence makes me interested in this project. a great actress and great bod!
  • Some_Guy
    The movie starts filming in Henry River Village, Hildebran, North Carolina, which is 10-15 min. from my house...
  • Pinoi21
    still cant see her as Katniss maybe im just not seeing it idk =/. jus hope they dont fuck up like Percy Jackson, thats all
  • Jim
    Her hair should be black, not brown I think. I still just don't picture it. Kaya to me was the perfect image of Katniss and I still think physically this is a mis-casting. 




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