The Hunger Games: European Premiere Report

Watch interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Posted 18th March 2012, 5:31pm in Hunger Games, Features and Interviews / By Sam Faulkner
The Hunger Games: European Premiere Report

With the release of The Hunger Games just a few days away, our friends at Filmbeat headed to London's O2 for the European premiere of the film.

Chatting with cast and crew about the adaptation of the literary phenomenon, we are able to bring you interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Toby Jones, and Elizabeth Banks.

Our buddies over at DIY films were lucky enough to be in attendance too, head over there for more interviews from the evening.

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.