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.

DAVIDPD on May 18, 2011


Still sounds like a "Battle Royale" spin-off to me.

Nexus126 on May 18, 2011


Why not read the books and find out? 

equustel on May 18, 2011



Brandon on May 18, 2011


 Shut the fuck up then.

Maz on May 18, 2011


IMO, she looks fantastic.

equustel on May 18, 2011


Next i want to see Henry Cavill in the new superman costume with the glasses, that would be cool. 

macca on May 18, 2011


Jennifer Lawrence = Katniss Everdeen...she looks fantastic, very much like I pictured Katniss.  I can't wait for this film!. 

Ajmillar on May 18, 2011


 Needs darker hair, but she looks great as Katniss. 

Brandon on May 18, 2011


Yowza. Me likey. 

Jace on May 18, 2011


 "...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!

fem!anon on May 18, 2011


Jennifer is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.

Merson on May 18, 2011


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.

Hayley on May 18, 2011


Um, she's going to do plenty of ass-kicking in this movie.  

equustel on May 19, 2011


This movie is slowly but surely becoming one of the most annoying in terms of PR.

Davide Coppola on May 18, 2011


what makes you say that?   

lane on May 18, 2011


 There's casting news every day.

Davide Coppola on May 18, 2011


what makes you say that?   

lane on May 18, 2011


 Here's to wishing it will be the next big thing...cinematically and script wise.

Anonymous on May 18, 2011


 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!

Spider on May 18, 2011


The books are amazing, read them!

Alesanity on May 19, 2011


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. 

Traveler on May 19, 2011


 Never read the books and dont intend to, but Lawrence makes me interested in this project. a great actress and great bod!

happy camper on May 19, 2011


The movie starts filming in Henry River Village, Hildebran, North Carolina, which is 10-15 min. from my house...

Some_Guy on May 19, 2011


still cant see her as Katniss maybe im just not seeing it idk =/. jus hope they dont fuck up like Percy Jackson, thats all

Pinoi21 on May 19, 2011


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. 

Jim on May 20, 2011

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