This Friday legions of “The Hunger Games” will be flocking to their local AMC Theatre for the opening of one of the hottest movie properties to hit the big screen since Harry Potter and “Twilight.”
AMC had a chance to sit down with the cast of The Hunger Games to talk about this huge blockbuster and what the future holds for the franchise. The interviews below include Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale) and director Gary Ross.
Synopsis: 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.
Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) is living with her mother and little sister in the poor mining community of district 12. Despite mastering the skill of hunting and trapping edible plants, Katniss still struggles to keep her family from going hungry. When her little sister's name is selected, Katniss steps up to take her place in the deadly competition. She joins Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), a boy from her area who played a crucial role in a significant moment from her past. 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 a drunken former victor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), a flighty Capital representative, Effie (Elizabeth Banks) and Cinna, a profoundly wise stylist (Lenny Kravitz). 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.
Check out all of the interviews below.
Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks
Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth
Director Gary Ross
“The Hunger Games” opens in AMC Theatres on March 23rd.