On Monday, March 12, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET, MTV News will talk to the film’s stars live from the Los Angeles premiere.
By John Mitchell
From exclusive interviews with the cast to the latest breaking news, MTV News has been your go-to source for all things “Hunger Games,” and now we will be taking you to the red carpet for the hotly anticipated film’s March 12 premiere.
On Monday, March 12, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET, MTV.com will be streaming live with host Josh Horowitz from the red-carpet premiere of “The Hunger Games” outside of Los Angeles’ famed Nokia Theatre. Josh will be talking to all of your favorite “Hunger Games” stars, from Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth to Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley and Woody Harrelson (and everyone in between).
Throughout the show, Josh will be joined by MTV News’ Christina Garibaldi and Down With the Capitol fan-site editor Arianna Ruiz for expert fashion and fan commentary. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen interviews with the cast and the film’s director, four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross.
Set in a dystopian world in the country of Panem, where North America once existed, “The Hunger Games” is the story of Katniss Everdeen, who is chosen as a “Tribute” to represent District 12 in the annual Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games is a nationally televised event in which Tributes — one teenage boy and girl chosen from each of the country’s 12 districts — must fight one another until only one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared for the Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy.
If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Lionsgate will release the film on March 23, 2012. Before then, MTV News has a ton of “Hunger Games” content for you to check out. We have full interviews with Lawrence, Hutcherson and several other castmembers, commentary on the film’s trailers and the latest breaking news on one of the year’s biggest films. And don’t miss our MTV First with Taylor Swift, where she discusses her contribution to the “Hunger Games” soundtrack, “Safe & Sound.”
Check out everything we’ve got on “The Hunger Games.”
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