The Hunger Games behind the scenes footage shows Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth on set

The Hunger Games Featurette, with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth

Most of THE HUNGER GAMES was filmed around North Carolina, but security on the set was so incredibly tight that no one was allowed to watch the filming.  And now that screening invitations are being sent out to press, the security is continued, with screenings for THE HUNGER GAMES being some of the tightest I’ve ever seen.  So needless to say, Lionsgate is protective of their new franchise and they want to make sure the world debut of THE HUNGER GAMES is as epic as can be.  So it’s kind of exciting to see the below behind the scenes featurette featuring Jennifer Lawrence (among others) rehearsing lines and preparing for filming.  It’s a nice look at the filming and at over 6 minutes long, it’s detailed enough to make you feel like you’re on the set of THE HUNGER GAMES.

The films are of coursed based off the famous novels by Suzanne Collins, but the official synopsis is: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

THE HUNGER GAMES is all set to be a cultural phenomenon and I have to hand it to Lionsgate; they’ve done a great job with marketing the film and giving it the proper care it deserves.  The film is directed by Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson  and Donald Sutherland.  THE HUNGER GAMES is ready to blast into theaters in just a couple of weeks, on March 23, 2012.


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