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The Hunger Games is an adventure, drama, and science fiction movie. It is based on The Hunger Games, the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The movie was directed by Gary Ross. It was released on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. In other places it was released on March 23, 2012.

The movie is set in the future in North America. It is about twenty-four teenagers fighting each other in the "Hunger Games". They fight until there is only one person left alive. It shows survival of the fittest in extreme conditions. The games are broadcast live on television in the whole country of Panem.

The movie is 142 minutes long. It is rated PG-13.

The reviews of the movie were mostly positive. Its box office performance was very good.

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence at the 83rd Academy Awards crop
Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, and had her hair colored dark brown for the role.
Josh Hutcherson 2012
Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta Mellark in the film.

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