Sci-fi set in a post-apocalyptic America that sees a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence from Winter's Bone) being drafted into the 'Hunger Games', a brutal, fight-to-the-death, reality TV show. Based on Suzanne Collins' young adult novels, from the director of Pleasantville. In the face of drought, fire and famine America has crumbled and been replaced by the Capitol, a regime that controls the country with brutal force. Each year, two residents from twelve districts are selected and forced to compete in 'The Hunger Games': a televised, to-the-death event which all citizens are forced to watch. When Katniss Everdeen's (Lawrence) younger sister is "selected" to participate, Katniss volunteers to take her place, pitting herself against bigger, stronger competitors.
Woody Harrelson,Donald Sutherland,Stanley Tucci,Wes Bentley,Elizabeth Banks,Toby Jones,Josh Hutcherson,Alexander Ludwig,Isabelle Fuhrman,Jennifer Lawrence,Liam Hemsworth,Willow Shields,Paula Malcomson,Lenny Kravitz
"Like the pacing of the novel, the film, even at almost two and a half hours, moves briskly, continuously drawing us in" - Village Voice
"Ross delivers the dystopian excitement in high style, mixing naturalistic action with retro-futuristic production design that is sure to draw Oscar honors" - E! Online
"It's a promising pilot for a franchise with potential to be something more than mere entertainment" - Newsday