The Hunger Games officially has a release date for the highly anticipated film. It's going to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.
Gary Ross is directing the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling book by Suzanne Collins. Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of science fiction novels that have developed a global following.
Lionsgate is trying to hit the young teen audience by releasing in March to get the spring break and Easter holiday audiences.
Although the book is predominantly directed at teens, a large adult following has also surfaced.
The Hunger Games follows 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen, who must participate in a fight-to-the-death annual event called the Hunger Games. The battles are televised, and pit youths from each of the Capitol’s 12 Districts against each other.