First Look: EW Reveals Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in '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!
"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!