HUNGER GAMES Official Release Date Announced!

An official release date has been set for The Hunger Games to be directed by Gary Ross!

Now all we need is are official casting announcements. Lionsgate announced it will release the feature adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novel on March 23, 2012. Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of science fiction novels that have developed a global following. There are currently more than 3.3 million copies of Hunger Games in print in the U.S. alone, while foreign rights have been sold in 41 countries, according to publisher Scholastic.

This is a sweet release date for Lionsgate, who hopes to cash in on spring breakers and theater going families during the Easter holiday (Easter Sunday falls on April 8 in 2012). The film currently has the March 23-25 weekend to itself.

We reported earlier that Hailee Steinfeld could be a frontrunner for the lead role in the film which is set in the future where a lottery picks a group of children every year to battle to the death on live TV. The main story is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen, who bravely offers to take the place of her sister after she is chosen. 

Hunger Games is being produced by Nina Jacobson via her Color Force banner. Ross (Seabiscuit,Pleasantville) is set to begin shooting the film in late spring or summer, with casting getting underway soon.

This sounds like a book that I would like and a film I will surely enjoy. I’d love to see Steinfeld in the lead role. What are your thoughts on this news?

Source: THR

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