The Hunger Games

Film adaptations

Lionsgate Entertainment acquired worldwide distribution rights to a film adaptation of The Hunger Games, which is produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force production company.[26] Collins adapted the novel for film herself,[26] along with Gary Ross.[27] The film began production in spring 2011 and ended summer 2011.[28] It was released March 23, 2012, with a PG-13 rating.[29][30] Gary Ross directed; the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.[31][32][33] Catching Fire was released on November 22, 2013, with the main cast signed on to return but director Gary Ross did not return.[34][35] In April 2012, the director's position was offered to Francis Lawrence.[36] Lawrence also directed Mockingjay, parts 1 and 2.[37]

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