New Hunger Games Character Images, TV Spots

Another look at Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and co. in the highly-anticipated film.

A batch of new Hunger Games images have been released along with some exciting TV spots, courtesy of Coming Soon.

Gary Ross’s adaptation of the best-selling novels from Suzanne Collins hits UK cinemas on 23rd March.

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the post-apocalyptic nightmare, where the wealthy Capitol forces children to be selected as ‘tributes’ to fight to the death in televised games. Here’s a reminder of the synopsis:

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.

Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks co-star in what looks to be one of the film events of the year. The sequel, Catching Fire, is already confirmed for 22nd November 2013.