Usually, I’m the one who’s always asking my avid-book-reader friends how closely a movie resembles the book. But I just triumphantly finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — I say triumphantly because when you’re a movie critic, any free time you have is usually spent watching movies. But in this case, I’ll be able to draw my own conclusions when the movie comes out March 23, 2012.
I spent many hours reading when I was younger and less weighed down by such things as mortgages and electric bills, so I’m pretty excited to actually get all the way through a book — and in just a few days’ time, no less.
Every so often, I would think, Jane! You’re reading a book about children killing each other! What is wrong with you?! But I couldn’t put it down, and you know the story must be good for me to zip through it that fast. I’ve already got the second book of the series, [amazon_link id=”0439023491″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Catching Fire[/amazon_link], sitting here ready to dive into.
You can read the full scoop on the movie thus far, along with casting news, over at my Hunger Games 101 piece. To the right is the Entertainment Weekly cover with the perfectly-cast Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
Here are five few new images to add into the mix, along with the Burning Mockingjay poster at the bottom.
Excited for this movie? Have you read the books?
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