'The Hunger Games' Gets a PG-13 Rating and Dramatic New TV Spot
by Ethan Anderton
March 1, 2012
So far there have only been teases of the actual action that will take place within the arena of The Hunger Games, which hits theaters later this month, but with an official rating from the MPAA handed out, we can get an idea of what to expect. The Hunger Games has been rated PG-13 "for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens." It's not surprising, and may serve as a warning for cautious parents who may not want their kids to see the bloody, intense battles. In the meantime, we have another powerful TV spot for the film, this one focusing on the drama leading up to the games. Watch it!
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl are chosen from each of Panem's 12 districts to fight each other to their death. Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta, the boy chosen from District 12 for the Hunger Games with Katniss.
The Hunger Games is both written and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville previously, but also writer of Big, Mr. Baseball, Dave, Lassie, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. It's adapted from Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, first published in 2008. Lionsgate is bringing Hunger Games to theaters everywhere March 23rd, 2012. May the odds be ever in your favor.