EW’s first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”

Fans of The Hunger Games by author Suzanne Collins will either be excited or fearful, of the new Entertainment Weekly cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen.

Having read the books myself, I can honestly say that I’m truly pleased.  Initially, I wasn’t sure about Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.  Certainly with Winter’s Bone, Lawrence showed both the acting chops needed as well as her character having a somewhat similar disposition.  Katniss is tough and doesn’t necessarily play well with others.

Some may argue that she looks too clean and it’s true.  But were forgetting that this is the cover of a magazine.  I’m sure that once she gets some blood and dirt  on her in the arena, she will look great.  Personally I think she looks fine.  I see they have tanned her skin darker due to Katniss being a bit darker skinned in the books.

All in all, this adaptation is looking great.  The cast is full of up-and-coming talent, as well as respected veterans.  I for one will be there opening night to catch a sight of the mockingjay.

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