In Hollywood, there are the “big six” studios, and then there’s everyone else. But, The Hunger Games may be changing all that. Lionsgate Studios may turn the old “big six” into the new “big seven,” and it’s all because of Katniss and the rest of the HG crew. Read on to see how.
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Unlike the big six studios who can count on amusement parks and cable networks to boost their bottom lines, Lionsgate counts on tv shows and and movies. Despite a few successes over the last four years, some big failures have put them in a bit of a bind. They need a big movie to straighten out their balance sheet. But, just how big does the Hunger Games need to be for Lionsgate to commit to a sequel (or three)?
Gale Hawthorne and Katniss Everdeen are best friends. They are separated by the brutal Hunger Games, but Gale never leaves Katniss’s mind as she negotiates the nationally televised, life-threatening challenges she is obliged to face . . . at least almost never. Liam Hemsworth knows how to play the strong silent type, but there’s more to Gale than that. Read on to see what sort of challenges await Hemsworth in this role, and what we hope he figures out how to deliver.
Katniss Everdeen is a complicated character. Tough on the outside and emotionally numb, she manages to get through her day on by not letting anything get to her–positive or negative. But, being chosen for the Hunger Games takes Katniss to a whole new level of horror, brutality, pain, and objectification. Who is Katniss Everdeen, and does Jennifer Lawrence have the chops bring Suzanne Collins’ dystopian Artemis to life?
Fans of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy weren’t so sure director Gary Ross got it right when he cast Jennifer Lawrence as the books’ surly heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Now we can stop speculating about how Lawrence will look as Katniss and make up our own minds about Ross’s casting decision. Here she is!