We’ve got another new clip from The Hunger Games. This one mainly features Stanley Tucci and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) in a pre-games interview, but it also has a small clip of Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson at the very beginning. As I haven’t read the books yet, I can’t tell you how true this is to the story line, but it does touch on some major plot points that were described to me by a friend.
“In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.”