Stars and screaming fans collide at the highly anticipated Los Angeles launch on March 12


Game on! Fans camped out overnight to catch a glimpse of the cast as they arrived at the world premiere of The Hunger Games, cosponsored by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. ”I can’t wait for people to see the movie,” says Elizabeth Banks (who plays Effie). ”This will be the first time I get to see it with an audience, and I think it is going to be bananas in there. I just might be deaf by the end of the night, but it’s so worth it.”

”This part is so special to me. Katniss is so strong, independent, smart. She’s like Joan of Arc for a new generation.” —Jennifer Lawrence on her character

”The whole world that Suzanne [Collins, the author] created is incredible,” says Josh Hutcherson (Peeta). ”That’s what made me connect to it.”

”To have fans that are this excited to meet you and this passionate about the books and the movie makes me just as excited to meet them.” —Liam Hemsworth (Gale)

”It’s freezing out here. I can’t believe people slept out here last night just for the chance to see our film. That’s dedication.” —Elizabeth Banks (Effie)

The Hunger Games
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Gary Ross