New ‘Hunger Games’ Photos Revealed in Entertainment Weekly

As the summer days fly by, it’s just one step closer till the Hunger Games movie comes out! Lionsgate has released 3 new photos from the highly anticipated upcoming movie, based on the Suzanne Collins books. In the most recently released photos, you see Jennifer Lawrence as main protagonist Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark.

Directed by Gary Ross, the film is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where children are selected by the government to fight to the death.

Check out the photos and character descriptions from the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly:

Director Gary Ross on Hemsworth, here with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss: ”On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to ascribe a hunklike simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor, totally in control of what he was doing.”

It was a love-fest when Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) learned they’d landed the roles of Gale and Peeta, respectively. The guys first met afterHutcherson worked with Hemsworth’s big brother, Chris, on an upcoming remake of Red Dawn. Says Hutcherson, ”I sent him a text: ‘Dude, we have The Hunger Games! I’m so stoked, man, this is awesome!”’

Before arriving on set, Hutcherson hit the gym for an intense round of training to better embody a boy who’s spent his childhood heaving sacks of flour. He put on about 15 pounds of muscle in three weeks.

Hunger Games is due out next March.

What do you think of these photos? Do they compel you to watch the movie, or are you sticking to the books?