'The Hunger Games' Movie Official Trailer Released Online (VIDEO)

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November 14, 2011|4:32 pm

The movie trailer for The Hunger Games debuted this morning on "Good Morning America" and it has been heavily discussed on the Web Monday, with fans giving it their approval.

Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, and is scheduled to be released March 23.

Josh Hutcherson plays fellow competitor Peeta, Liam Hemsworth plays Katniss's friend Gale, Elizabeth Banks is Katniss's guide Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci is Caesar Flickerman, Donald Sutherland plays President Snow and Woody Harrelson has been cast as Haymitch Abernathy.

@ThinkGeek tweeted, "If you haven't seen it yet, the Hunger Games trailer is out and is fantastic!"

In a series of video reactions on YouTube, many teen fans of the popular series reported sported shocked expressions and reported having chills everywhere and hanging on the edge of their seat.

In one reaction video, one teen said, "IT IS PERFECT. EVERYTHING. I'M GONNA CRY! I CAN'T. …It’'s perfect, it's perfect, and this was worth the wait! I'm so excited!"

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The Hunger Games is a young adult science fiction novel. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Scholastic originally published on Sept. 14, 2008.

The story introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the United States once existed. In Panem, a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power.

In the books, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive.

Collins said the idea for the book came when flipping through TV channels. She came across a reality show competition and another show where footage of the Iraq War flashed on the screen. She blended the two scenes together along with the Greek myth of Theseus.

 

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