Weeks before the first “Hunger Games” movie hits theaters, fans will be able to get an up-close-and-personal look at the film’s stars.
"The Hunger Games" is the first movie adaption of Suzanne Collins's futuristic literary trilogy which tells the story of a young teen who must fight for her life in the post-apocalyptic land where North America once existed. “Games” actors Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen; Josh Hutcherson, who plays loyal competitor Peeta; and Liam Hemsworth, who plays Katniss’ hunting partner Gale; and the movie’s director Gary Ross, as well as others, will be touring the country appearing at various malls the week of March 3. The first stop will be in Los Angeles on March 3, then the quartet will be coming to malls in Phoenix, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, and Minneapolis.
According to the press release, attendees will be able to enter giveaways to win "Hunger Games" items, and the actors and Ross will participate in question-and-answer sessions.
Other actors who will appear at some of the mall stops include Amandla Stenberg, who plays young competitor Rue; Isabelle Fuhrman, who portrays vicious Games player Clove; and Leven Rambin, who plays beautiful Games competitor Glimmer.
Information has not been released as to whether fans must buy tickets or if the events will be first-come, first-serve.
Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.