First there was a wizard phenomenon with Harry Potter, and shortly after, the vampire craze that came along with Twilight. But now that Harry Potter and Twilight are both ending, what will teenagers turn to now? Hopfully The Hunger Games.
The much anticipated full-length trailer has finally been released during Good Morning America on Monday. Tweens, you can stop pinching yourself, this is definitely the real deal and not just a fan-made video! Based on the book series of the same name, the film will star Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson.
Die-hard fans shouldn’t worry about the movie ruining the books or drastically changing any major scenes. In a recent interview with MTV, Hutcherson revealed that the movie is “very similar to the book.”
In the movie, Hutcherson plays Peeta, one of the two tributes from District 12 who is chosen to compete in the 74th annual Hunger Games.
“It kind of drove me crazy in a way, because I felt like I was so right for [the part], then I had to go through this crazy audition process. So to finally be making the movie and now we’re finished, it’s like, somebody please pinch me, because I still don’t believe this is actually happening,” Hutcherson told MTV.
“For me, it’s just an honor to be a part of such a great story. Gary Ross is such an amazing director, and Jennifer Lawrence is perfect, and everyone else we cast was really great,” he said.
The film is set to hit theatres March 2012. Until then, we’re all glued to the computer watching the trailer over and over again.