Hunger Games movie news: Release date!

For all those fans of the series, it’s been revealed that The Hunger Games will be hitting a movie screen on March 23rd next year. Rumors have been flying, and though they’re hard to separate from the facts, there are some interesting tidbits popping up around the web on everything from casting to the rating of the film.

The film is already set to be PG-13 rather than R, which the director (Gary Ross, director of Pleasantville and Seabiscuit) has defended, insisting that the 12 to 14-year-old fans the book was written for should be able to see the film.

Fan favorite for the part of Haymitch Abernathy, Hugh Laurie, does not have time to even consider the role, so that ship has sailed. Apparently, Liam Hemsworth (brother of Chris Hemsworth, aka George Kirk and the mighty Thor) has read the script for the film, and is potentially being considered for the role of Peeta. Hailee Steinfeld (pictured above), of True Grit fame, has already mentioned to MTV that she would be honored to play Katniss. Now that’s she’s got an Oscar nomination under her belt, perhaps that is not such a farfetched option.

The film is set to be released on March 23rd, 2012. Mark your calendars! Um, that is, if you buy calendars a year ahead of time….

Should Steinfeld play Katniss or is there another you have in mind? Who has your vote for Gale and Prim? And what do you think of the rating?
Read more about Director Gary Ross Explains Why The Hunger Games Will Be PG-13 by www.reelzchannel.c


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