I would be lying if I didn’t say that despite my excitement for the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games, I was a little worried about it missing the mark of the novel. So it was a relieve to hear that author, Suzanne Collins, has praised the finished project.
Collins recently wrote on the official Hunger Games Facebook page that she was “really happy” with the finished movie. She also had great things to say about Gary Ross for remaining faithful to the novel but she commented that he added a “rich and powerful vision” to the society she created.
“And, my God, the actors,” Collins added. She singled out the “extraordinary” Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as the young heroine, Katniss.
It is really great to hear that Collins enjoyed the adaptation. To many times we have remakes that anger not only the fans but also the writers. It is even worse that there is so much hype around this particular film that there is a lot of pressure to make it awesome. With the endorsement of the author it seems that this will at least do the novel justice. And I can say I will be right there on opening night to find out.
The Hunger Games is the movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins. It is followed by the sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
The plot for the film is as follows:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the governing body, the Capitol, of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Katniss Everdeen volunteers as a tribute to save her sister from going in to the ghastly arena. She is joined by Peeta Mellark, a boy she knew who once saved her life.
You can see the official cast below:
- Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
- Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
- Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
- Willow Shields as Primrose “Prim” Everdeen
- Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
- Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
- Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
- Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
- Amandla Stenberg as Rue
- Alexander Ludwig as Cato
- Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
- Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove
- Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface
- Leven Rambin as Glimmer
- Jack Quaid as Marvel
- Donald Sutherland as President Snow
- Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
- Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane
- Latarsha Rose as Portia