A one-minute teaser for director Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games” was released today to much fanfare. The cinematic adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel follows Katniss Everdeen as she takes her younger sister’s place in a live televised death match, in which 12 districts are pitted against each other.
“The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, from “X-Men: First Class,” as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson, from “The Kids are all Right,” as Peeta Mellark. Other notable celebrities making appearances in the highly anticipated film include: Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Southerland, Elizabeth Banks and Lenny Kravits.
The full trailer is slated to air during Super Bowl XLVI, Feb. 5.