‘Hunger Games’ Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know!

~By Quickjams on March 23, 2012

It’s been a long road to Panem; MTV News takes a trip down memory lane as the adaptation hits the big screen!
By Kara Warner


Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games”

Photo: Lionsgate

Happy “Hunger Games” release day! What a long, bleak and dystopian road it has been so far.

We’ve been waiting for this day so long and with so much hope and hype that it feels like we’ve been through the Reaping ourselves. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have compiled a cheat sheet of everything you need to know about the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ beloved best-selling novel.

The Prologue
Back in spring 2009, just several months after the book’s well-received publication, Lionsgate won a bidding war for the rights to translate the gripping tale from page to screen. The next big question was, of course, who would be chosen to portray the impoverished “girl on fire” fighting for survival in a seemingly unjustly ruled society?

The Reaping
The highly publicized search for the perfect Katniss Everdeen featured a healthy list of young A-list actresses vying for the role, including Chloe Grace Moretz, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, all of whom were admitted fans . Finally, in May of last year, the suspense ended with the announcement that “Winter’s Bone” star and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence had won the role.

The rest of the “Games” puzzle pieces fell quickly in place, with “Pleasantville” helmer Gary Ross in the director’s chair, who reportedly beat out David Slade (“Eclipse”) and Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road”), and rising stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson claiming the roles of Katniss’ best friend Gale Hawthorne and the dependable “boy with the bread” Peeta Mallark. Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Wes Bentley would all later join the cast in the film’s key supporting roles of escort Effie Trinket, mentor Haymitch Abernathy, District 12 stylist Cinna and Seneca Crane, respectively.

The Production Games
Once the film’s March 23, 2012 release date was announced, production shifted into high gear in the forests of North Carolina. In spring 2011, we got our official first look at Lawrence in character, followed thereafter by glimpses of Hutcherson and Hemsworth. And although the matter of making the film was serious business, we later discovered that the castmembers had lots of fun on set, particularly Hutcherson, who told us the humorous tale of his successful, but sneaky, practical joke he played on Lawrence. After that, we were very happy to treat fans to MTV’s exclusive first look at footage of Katniss in action during the VMAs.

The Fan Fervor and Whirlwind Promotional Tour
Once production wrapped, we did our best to track down the stars for their thoughts about their roles and the filmmaking process. Lawrence told us all about her training regimen and admitted that all her hours spent with an archery coach were “really fun.” Hutcherson shared his perspective on the intense audition process and how he felt he is“so right” for the role.

These little teases and costume reveals were enough to tide us over until we scored multiple sit-down interviews with the castmembers and the mall tours began, all leading up to the star-studded Hollywood premiere, for which we provided in-depth coverage via our live stream.

With early ticket sales breaking records andbox-office predictions very high, all that’s left to do is wait and watch as the engrossing story of Katniss and company continues to catch fire.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The Hunger Games.”

For young Hollywood news, fashion and “Twilight” updates around the clock, visit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com.

Related Videos

Related Photos

Read also...


  1. Charlesfulse said on March 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    wh0cd687239 [url=http://elimite.us.com/]elimite[/url]

  2. AlfredPen said on March 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

    wh0cd930215 [url=http://clonidine17.science/]clonidine[/url] [url=http://sildalis2017.cricket/]sildalis[/url] [url=http://baclofen2017.bid/]baclofen 10mg tablets[/url]

  3. Tracydet said on March 2, 2017 at 7:02 am

    wh0cd500455 [url=http://zyvox.club/]zyvox[/url] [url=http://nimotop.club/]nimotop[/url]

  4. AaronNom said on March 2, 2017 at 1:08 am

    wh0cd297975 [url=http://toprol.top/]helpful resources[/url]

  5. MichaelseimB said on March 1, 2017 at 11:16 am

    wh0cd54999 [url=http://mirapex.club/]mirapex[/url] [url=http://zebeta.club/]zebeta[/url] [url=http://trileptal.club/]trileptal for bipolar disorder[/url] [url=http://nootropil.club/]nootropil[/url] [url=http://tricor.club/]tricor 145[/url]

  6. Tracydet said on March 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

    wh0cd715335 [url=http://zestoretic.club/]zestoretic[/url] [url=http://trental.club/]trental[/url]

  7. EugeneAroxy said on March 1, 2017 at 3:47 am

    wh0cd755831 [url=http://plavix.us.com/]found it[/url]

  8. Tracydet said on February 28, 2017 at 10:53 am

    wh0cd26903 [url=http://genericlevitra.us.org/]generic levitra[/url]

  9. Tracydet said on February 27, 2017 at 9:13 am

    wh0cd120295 [url=http://bentyl40mg.us.com/]bentyl 40 mg[/url]

  10. AaronNom said on February 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    wh0cd11207 [url=http://wellbutrinxl.us.com/]Wellbutrin Online[/url]

  11. AaronNom said on February 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    wh0cd793031 [url=http://zyban.club/]buy zyban online[/url] [url=http://remeron.club/]remeron 30 mg[/url] [url=http://oxytrol.club/]oxytrol[/url] [url=http://naprosyn.club/]naprosyn 375 mg[/url]

  12. BennyInvef said on February 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    wh0cd771527 [url=http://seroquel.us.com/]seroquel online[/url] [url=http://trazodone2017.us.com/]buy trazodone[/url] [url=http://baclofen.us.com/]Baclofen No Prescription[/url] [url=http://neurotin.science/]Neurotin 400mg[/url]

  13. EugeneAroxy said on February 23, 2017 at 8:51 am

    wh0cd528551 [url=http://anafranil2017.us.com/]generic anafranil[/url] [url=http://benicar.us/]buy benicar[/url] [url=http://tenormin.us.com/]tenormin online[/url] [url=http://buypropecia.us.com/]propecia online[/url] [url=http://synthroid365.us.com/]Buy Synthroid[/url] [url=http://sildalis365.us.com/]cheapest sildalis[/url]

  14. Tracydet said on February 14, 2017 at 8:12 am

    wh0cd974007 [url=http://tadalafil.us.com/]Tadalafil[/url]

  15. EugeneAroxy said on February 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    wh0cd528551 [url=http://amoxil3.us/]amoxil[/url] [url=http://amoxil247.us.com/]BUY AMOXIL[/url]

  16. BennyInvef said on February 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    wh0cd771527 [url=http://buyadalat.com/]as example[/url] [url=http://alli.us.com/]Cheap Alli[/url] [url=http://citalopramhydrobromide.us.com/]generic citalopram[/url] [url=http://suhagra.us.com/]buy suhagra[/url] [url=http://crestor.us.com/]crestor[/url] [url=http://triamterenehctz.us.com/]example[/url]

  17. Tracydet said on February 12, 2017 at 7:57 am

    wh0cd974007 [url=http://bupropion2017.us.com/]bupropion[/url] [url=http://buyelimite.biz/]elimite online[/url] [url=http://propranolol2.us/]propranolol[/url]

  18. EugeneAroxy said on February 12, 2017 at 2:38 am

    wh0cd528551 [url=http://motrin.us.com/]MOTRIN ONLINE[/url] [url=http://elimite365.us.com/]elimite[/url] [url=http://cialisbuy.us.com/]cialis sale[/url] [url=http://nolvadex3.us/]nolvadex[/url]

  19. Kennethoneda said on February 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    wh0cd824423 [url=http://inderal.us.com/]inderal[/url] [url=http://benicar.us/]generic benicar[/url] [url=http://shallaki.science/]read this[/url] [url=http://ventolin.us.com/]ventolin[/url]

  20. EugeneAroxy said on February 10, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    wh0cd216983 [url=http://buylevitra.us.com/]Buy Levitra[/url]

  21. AlfredPen said on February 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

    wh0cd229383 [url=http://atarax.us.com/]atarax without prescription[/url]

  22. Charlesfulse said on February 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

    wh0cd403767 [url=http://cipro.us.com/]purchase ciprofloxin[/url] [url=http://cymbalta.us.org/]cymbalta[/url] [url=http://buystrattera.us.com/]generic strattera[/url] [url=http://lipitor365.us.com/]lipitor no script[/url]

  23. Charlesfulse said on February 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    wh0cd942615 [url=http://buy-wellbutrin.us/]wellbutrin zyban[/url] [url=http://cephalexin-500-mg-capsules.us/]cephalexin[/url] [url=http://azithromycinprice.click/]azithromycin without prescription[/url] [url=http://buy-tenormin.click/]buy tenormin[/url] [url=http://clindamycinhcl300mg.click/]clindamycin[/url] [url=http://celexageneric.us/]celexa[/url]

  24. Tracydet said on February 8, 2017 at 7:10 am

    wh0cd79799 [url=http://provera.christmas/]provera[/url] [url=http://prednisone20mg.link/]prednisone 20mg[/url] [url=http://canadianpharmacycialis.click/]cialis canadian pharmacy[/url] [url=http://zoloftonline.link/]zoloft online[/url]

  25. Charlesfulse said on February 7, 2017 at 6:19 am

    wh0cd92199 [url=http://zithromax6.us/]zithromax[/url] [url=http://prednisone-steroid.us/]prednisone steroid[/url] [url=http://advair2017.top/]advair[/url] [url=http://buy-ventolin.us/]ventolin[/url] [url=http://cialiscost.pro/]cialis[/url] [url=http://amoxicillinonline.us/]amoxicillin online no prescription[/url] [url=http://doxycycline100mg.link/]doxycycline 100 mg[/url]

  26. Tracydet said on February 5, 2017 at 11:23 am


  27. BennyInvef said on February 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

    wh0cd731031 [url=http://seroquel-generic.us/]seroquel generic[/url] [url=http://advair-diskus-250-50.us/]advair[/url] [url=http://generic-for-cymbalta.us/]cymbalta[/url] [url=http://trazodone-100-mg.gdn/]generic trazodone[/url] [url=http://robaxin.christmas/]robaxin[/url] [url=http://amitriptyline.christmas/]elavil drug[/url] [url=http://retina-a.us/]retin a 0.04[/url] [url=http://cheapgenericcialis.gdn/]cialis[/url] [url=http://lexaproonline.click/]lexapro[/url] [url=http://buyamoxil.us/]amoxil 875[/url]

  28. EugeneAroxy said on February 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    wh0cd609543 [url=http://buytetracyclineonline.gdn/]tetracycline[/url] [url=http://buy-prednisolone.click/]buy prednisolone[/url] [url=http://methylprednisolone.review/]continue[/url] [url=http://amitriptylineonline.us/]amitriptyline[/url] [url=http://lexapro-online.gdn/]lexapro[/url]

  29. BennyInvef said on January 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    wh0cd731031 [url=http://yasmin.christmas/]yasmin[/url] [url=http://genericviagra.link/]no prescription viagra[/url] [url=http://buyrevia.webcam/]revia[/url] [url=http://tadalafil25.top/]tadalafil[/url] [url=http://genericseroquel.link/]resource[/url] [url=http://buywellbutrin.club/]wellbutrin[/url]

  30. EugeneAroxy said on January 30, 2017 at 3:11 am

    wh0cd609543 [url=http://buybentyl.us.com/]link[/url] [url=http://avana365.us.com/]avana[/url] [url=http://sumycin.us.com/]sumycin[/url] [url=http://viagraforsale.us.com/]viagra for sale[/url] [url=http://cardura247.us.com/]Cheap Cardura[/url] [url=http://buyprednisone.us.com/]prednisone purchase online[/url] [url=http://atenololchlorthalidone.us.com/]Buy Atenolol[/url] [url=http://zithromax.us.com/]buy zithromax[/url] [url=http://diclofenac.tech/]Buy Diclofenac[/url]

  31. BennyInvef said on January 28, 2017 at 1:33 am

    wh0cd674839 [url=http://clindamycinhcl.site/]topical clindamycin[/url] [url=http://diclofenac50mg.site/]diclofenac 50mg[/url] [url=http://mobicmedication.site/]mobic medication[/url] [url=http://atomoxetine.site/]strattera[/url] [url=http://buywellbutrin.site/]wellbutrin xl 300mg[/url] [url=http://buycephalexin.tech/]keflex generic[/url] [url=http://albuterol.christmas/]albuterol inhaler[/url] [url=http://buycolchicine.website/]colchicine canada[/url]

  32. Tracydet said on January 27, 2017 at 4:19 am

    wh0cd95495 [url=http://clonidine-hcl.gdn/]clonidine[/url] [url=http://seroquelsleep.us/]seroquel sleep[/url] [url=http://zofran-generic.us/]generic zofran[/url] [url=http://buy-propecia.click/]buy propecia[/url] [url=http://abilify-cost.gdn/]abilify[/url] [url=http://lisinopril-20-mg.gdn/]lisinopril tablet[/url] [url=http://metforminhydrochloride.site/]metformin purchase[/url] [url=http://lexapro-10mg.us/]lexapro[/url]

  33. Kennethoneda said on January 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

    wh0cd889719 [url=http://diclofenaccream.link/]diclofenac[/url] [url=http://baclofen-tablets.gdn/]baclofen[/url] [url=http://indocinonline.site/]indocin[/url] [url=http://adalat.christmas/]link[/url] [url=http://prednisolone.lol/]buy prednisolone no prescription[/url] [url=http://effexorgeneric.us/]effexor xr 75 mg[/url]

  34. Tracydet said on January 25, 2017 at 11:58 am


  35. Kennethoneda said on January 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    wh0cd92199 [url=http://seroquel-for-sleep.party/]seroquel for sleep[/url] [url=http://atarax-8.us/]atarax[/url] [url=http://clomid-online.cricket/]clomid online[/url] [url=http://buy-phenergan.pro/]phenergan[/url] [url=http://ipratropium-albuterol.us/]ipratropium albuterol[/url] [url=http://crestor-10mg.cricket/]crestor 10mg[/url] [url=http://viagra-for-sale.science/]viagra for sale[/url] [url=http://clomidcost.date/]online clomid[/url] [url=http://augmentin-875-mg.trade/]augmentin[/url] [url=http://amitriptylinehcl.us/]generic amitriptyline online[/url]

  36. asdefezu1uof said on December 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    [url=http://propranololonline.gdn/]propranolol online[/url] [url=http://clindamycin-gel.us/]clindamycin[/url] [url=http://buycialis2014.top/]cialis[/url] [url=http://crestor10mg.date/]crestor[/url] [url=http://buy-azithromycin.space/]azithromycin[/url] [url=http://toradol.pro/]toradol headache[/url]

Post a Reply...