The Hunger Games is set to be one of the biggest movies to hit the big screen in 2012 and, while many people will know all about the movie through being fans of the Suzanne Collins novel, not everybody will be up to speed with The Hunger Games story. So, we have decided to give you a quick rundown on all you need to know about The Hunger Games, without giving too much away.
The Hunger Games centres around a 16 year old girl, named Katniss Everdeen, from district 12, who volunteers to take part in the 74th annual Hunger Games, in place of her younger sister Prim. The boy taking part from district 12 is Peeta Mellark, who falls for Katniss straight away and the couple pretend to be in love to help them gain favour with the people watching the event.
Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games and is constantly having to battle the feelings that she finds herself having for both Peeta and Gale. Katniss unknowingly defies the Capitol in The Hunger Games and becomes the leader of the districts rebellion. Katniss will be played by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games movie.
Peeta Mellark is the boy from district 12, who is chosen to compete in The Hunger Games. Peeta has been in love with Katniss since he first met her when they were children. The love that Peeta has for Katniss is clear for all to see and becomes clearer as things progress. Peeta will be played by Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games movie.
Primrose Everdeen is the younger sister of Katniss, who is initially chosen to compete in The Hunger Games before Katniss volunteers to take her place. 12 year old Primrose, whose name is shortened to Prim, helps her mother to heal the sick and is looked upon fondly by pretty much everybody. Primrose will be played by Willow Shields in The Hunger Games movie.
Gale Hawthorne is the best friend of Katniss and their relationship often borders on the romantic. Gale is a couple of years older than Katniss and the two often hunt together. His father was one of those to die in the mine explosion, which also killed the father of Katniss, bringing the two closer together. Gale will be played by Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games movie.
Haymitch Abernathy is the person from district 12 to win The Hunger Games and still be alive to tell the tale. Haymitch won the 50th Hunger Games and seems to battle with his inner demons by turning to booze. The drunk befriends Katniss and Peeta and is their mentor for The Hunger Games. Haymitch will be played by Woody Harrelson in The Hunger Games movie.
President Snow is considered to be the main antagonist of The Hunger Games and is the leader of the Capitol and also Panem as a whole. President Snow is a very demanding character and the audience are sure to end up feeling hatred towards the evil leader. President Snow will be played by Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games movie.
So, there you have it. A quick rundown of what you can expect from The Hunger Games when it hits the big screen next year and the characters that you will learn to love or become to hate. The Hunger Games is set to be released on March 23, 2012.