The Hunger Games

ORIGINAL TITLE: The Hunger Games

RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2012

RUNNING TIME: 142 minutes

ESTIMATED BUDGET: $78 million

DIRECTOR: Gary Ross

PRODUCERS: Nina Jacobson & Jon Kilik

SCREENPLAY: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins & Billy Ray

MUSIC: James Newton Howard

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Philip Messina

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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