Yesterday, we got our first look at Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale in Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games and now we have three more new images. I commented on the physique of both actors but neglected to mention the simplicity of their costumes. They did just look like two regular guys, but my thinking is that everyone looks pretty normal outside of the Capitol and it’s inside the Capitol where the costumes and make-up go crazy.
But I understand the need to give the fans a little more than just two guys hiking through the woods. At least the images of Lawrence had her decked out in battle gear and wielding her bow. One of these new images of Hutcherson and Hemsworth is just them strolling through the woods and could easily be an ad for REI. The images that are actually from the movie are slightly better. Hit the jump to check them out. The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.
Images via EW.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.