Category: Hunger Games Cast
‘The Hunger Games’ Trailer to Debut Monday AND Hosted by Josh Hutcherson on ‘Good Morning America’! CONFIRMED!
Yesterday we mentioned that Good Morning America was going to announce something special about The Hunger Games movie today on their show. Finally today on Good Morning America they confirmed that on Monday they will be airing a sneak peak of The Hunger Games! We are assuming the sneak peek will be the full trailer as in the press release, from Lionsgate, they mention how it will also be shown in it’s entirety on the jumbotron in NY City’s Times Square. Not only that but Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) will be the one to host the debut on the show! Plus they mention some of what will be in the trailer, such as District 12 and the Capitol! Here is the press release from Lionsgate:
SANTA MONICA, CA (November 10, 2011) - LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced an exclusive partnership with ABC’s Good Morning America to world premiere the highly anticipated trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES.
The debut will be hosted in person by actor Josh Hutcherson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT), who plays the pivotal character of Peeta Mellark in the film, in the top rated 8:00 hour of the show on Monday, November 14th. In addition to airing nationwide, the trailer will also be shown in its entirety on Good Morning America’s jumbotron in New York City’s Times Square.
The partnership, which further distinguishes the film as a major motion picture event, will mark the first time ever that audiences will be exposed to sights and sounds from the film such as Katniss’ home District 12 and the opulent Capitol. With 16 million copies of The Hunger Games in circulation, a vast audience of book fans will also undoubtedly tune in for the first chance to hear the beloved characters speak iconic lines of dialogue from its pages.
So what scenes are you hoping to see in the trailer?
A new issue of Life Story, Film Fantasy has a seven pages of The Hunger Games including interviews and previously released pictures, and thanks to DWTC you can now see it for yourself! If you click on each picture you can bring up a larger size and actually read the article. Here is some of the article (click ‘More’ below to read more of the article) and scans, but don’t forget to click here to visit DWTC for more scans!
On Creating The Games
When Suzanne Collins originally came up with the concept for The Hunger Games, she found herself drawn towards Roman and Greek mythology.
“It’s very much based on the myth of Theseus and the Minataur, which I read when I was eight years old,” she says. “I was a huge fan of Greek and Roman mythology. As punishment for displeasing Crete, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to Crete, where they were thrown into the labyrinth and devoured by the Minataur, which is a monster that’s half-man and half bull. Even when I was a little kids, the story took my breath away, because it was so cruel, and Crete was so ruthless. The message is, mess with us and we’ll do something worse than kill you — we’ll kill your children. And the thing is, it was allowed; the parents sat by power-less to stop it. The cycle doesn’t end until Theseus volunteers to go, and he kills the Minotaur. In her own way, Katniss is a futuristic Theseus. I was also heavily influenced by the historical figure Spartacus. Katniss follows the same arc from slave to gladiator to rebel to face a war…”
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If you need a Josh Hutcherson movie fix before The Hunger Games in March you’re in luck! His new movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island featuring him as the lead character along with Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Caine comes out February 10, 2012 and it looks amazing! Click on the video above to watch the trailer and have a read at the synopsis below and let us know if you plan on seeing it!
Synopsis: The new journey begins when Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist — a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. The secret is rumored to involve Sean’s missing grandfather, Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine). Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
Total Film has compiled a list of the 30 Hottest New Hollywood Actresses and our very own Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) landed the #2 spot right behind Emma Stone as #1! Here is what they had to say about Jennifer:
The Actress: Oscar-nominated for her turn in indie favourite Winter’s Bone, Lawrence has since wowed the multiplex crowd with her eye-catching performance as Mystique in X-Men: First Class. First rule of showbusiness: wearing nothing but blue paint is a sure-fire way of getting yourself known…
Why So Hot? The Hunger Games series might just be the next Harry Potter (or at least that’s what Lionsgate will be hoping), or at the very least, the next Twilight. Starring as the saga’s feisty heroine Katniss Everdeen, and with a reappearance in the next X-Men movie also likely, Lawrence is set to take her place at the very top of the A-list.
[Source: Total Film]
Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for her role as Mystique in X-Men: First Class in the category Favorite Movie Superhero! The awards show will air January 11, 2012 on CBS, so don’t forget to vote by clicking here!
[Source CBS: People's Choice]
Recently we posted the beautiful Vanity Fair photo-spread and an interview Krista Smith did with Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), and now here is the Vanity Fair interview with Liam Hemsworth (Gale)! Here Liam talks about reading the books for the first time, the filming of the movie and his beautiful co-star Jennifer! Here is a bit of that interview:
Krista Smith: Did you read the books before you knew it was going to be a movie?
Liam Hemsworth: I feel like the books were just written like a movie. You read it and you can just kind of see everything. … [R]ight before I went in to read with the director, I read the first book and I loved it. I didn’t realize how good the writing was. And then I went in and read with [director] Gary Ross, and that was it.
When you were reading it, was there a certain part you identified with?
Oh yeah, it was always for Gale. It was always for Gale. I read the script, and Gale definitely felt more right than Peeta.
What sort of stuff did you identify with, with Gale?
What I thought was really interesting was—and it’s one of the hardest things to think about: one of your best friends, or someone in your family, basically going off to war. And that’s kind of what happens to Gale in the first book. As much as he’s against the government and wants to stand up to them, he really is helpless. He can’t do anything about it. … I just thought it was such a gut-wrenching kind of thought.
And how was the physical stuff?
In this one, for me, it was more about losing weight. He’s a pretty poor person.
Right, you’re starving!
Everyone’s pretty hungry, so I wanted to look a little hungry. [M]y brother said to me before I started shooting—he texted me and said something about me putting on weight. But basically his point was that it was called Hunger Games, not Eating Games. That was a wake-up call. I was like, Are you calling me fat or something?
And how was working with Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross?
Jennifer was great. She is fantastic. Really easy to work with, no drama, really down-to-earth, such a funny girl. Nothing but good things to say about her. She really was great to work with. And it always makes it easier when you’re working with people that you like and you enjoy being around.
Gary Ross is amazing. He’s just—he always has a billion ideas of what he wants, but has a very clear perspective also; he just makes it work. He really does. He’s trying different things and making everything look amazing.
To read the full interview click here to visit Vanity Fair!
The December Issue of Vanity Fair featuring The Hunger Games cast photo spread hits stands in New York and Los Angeles on November 3rd and Nationwide on November 8th. Be sure to pick up your copy when it hits newstands! It’s also now available on the iPad!
[Source: Vanity Fair]
Today Kalia Prescott, the District 3 tribute in The Hunger Games, celebrates her 14th birthday! She posted a picture on twitter of herself enjoying a birthday breakfast, with her hands completely full! I would definitely enjoy all those goodies for breakfast! Happy birthday Kalia and may the odds be ever in your favor!
Josh Hutcherson, Peeta in The Hunger Games, gave his support to Ryle High School soccer team during their pep rally today. Must go to WLWT in order to watch the video so click HERE and see Josh speak at the 1:20 mark. Here also is what Josh had to say in the interview:
“I’m a die-hard Raiders fan,” said Hutcherson, who’s appeared in “Bridge To Terabithia” and “The Kids Are All Right.” “I went here for a little while, played soccer here. I’m definitely a big-time supporter.”
Hutcherson’s younger brother, Conner, now plays soccer at Ryle.
“Any time I get to come back and live though him, I do, and it’s awesome,” Hutcherson said.
The search is on for who will play Bruce Willis’ son John McClane Jr in the upcoming film A Good Day To Die Hard, another movie in the Die Hard franchise. Word is the studio has narrowed the search down to four actors: Aaron Paul, who stars in Breaking Bad; James Badge Dale from The Pacific; D.J. Cotrona, who is currently shooting G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation; and our very own Liam Hemsworth, who will portray Gale in The Hunger Games. Who do you think will fit the role best??
We just posted a couple of on-set photos of Jennifer Lawrence and co-star Bradley Cooper in the upcoming film The Silver Linings Playbook. Now here is the synopsis for the movie! It sounds really interesting! Will you go see this movie when it comes out?
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a touching, one-of-a-kind comedy about love and second chances.
Pat Peoples (Bradley Cooper) is a man always trying to look on the bright side of life – the title of the story takes it’s name from the expression that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Released from the hospital after losing his wife to another man, Pat believes this age-old adage is just the ticket to trying to win her back and get his life on track. Trying to remain resolutely undiscouraged, Pat moves back in with his parents and devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife always wanted him to be. But it’s an uphill battle. Until Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a beautiful young woman whose life also has not turned out the way she wanted. Together, the couple will try and navigate through their lives and stay true to who they are, always just one adventure away from a unique friendship, and possibly even love.