Just because the movie is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, that doesn’t mean that Lionsgate is going to be easing up on the marketing department. Today, they released another clip from the movie this time featuring Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) saying goodbye to her best friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) after the Reaping.
This was an emotional part in the book and director Gary Ross seems to have captured that moment in this short 35 second clip. It’s easy to see why so many fans are looking forward to the movie as it’s apparent from this and prior clips from the movie that Ross has taken the time and effort to really do the book justice.
If you’re not familiar with the novel or the story, here’s the official synopsis:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing 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.