Two Hunger Games Behind The Scenes Videos Online
Check out the cast in action as they get into their characters.
We are now under two weeks from the release of Lionsgate's insanely anticipated The Hunger Games, and a couple of interesting behind the scenes videos have cropped up online.
In the first, we are given a brief look at the main cast in action, before getting short but interesting interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, and Lenny Kravitz. They discuss what drew them to the project, and they discuss their characters in the video, below.
The second video, courtesy of Collider, is somewhat less authored, and arguably a lot more interesting because of it. We see the cast in character, rehearsing their scenes and receiving direction from Gary Ross, and the glimpse into how such a huge film comes together is really fascinating. Check it out below, then watch the official trailer again to remind yourself of just how awesome the finished product looks.
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.