September 16th, 2011
02:33 PM ET
We’re one step closer to watching Suzanne Collins’ dystopian action series come to life onscreen. “The Hunger Games” has wrapped, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Principal photography on the Lionsgate adaptation was completed in North Carolina, where the movie was shot, last Saturday.
"The Hunger Games" was initially planned as a mid-budget flick for youngsters, but due to the wide-ranging popularity of the book series, it’s become a nearly $100-million production, reports the Los Angeles Times. Lionsgate is targeting movie-goers of all ages, not just teens.
The trilogy has over 12 million copies in print.
Gary Ross is directing the anticipated movie about teenagers forced to battle to the death for a televised event. Check out the trailer at the movie's official site.
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, and the film also features Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna).
“The Hunger Games” has a March 23, 2012 release date, so you have plenty of time to pick up the book if you haven't read it yet!
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