Start your countdown clocks, Hunger Games fans: Lionsgate Studios announced that they’ll release the much-anticipated film version of The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012. But though director Gary Ross plans to begin production on the film this spring, no casting announcements have been made yet. Maybe he’s waiting to see if Haillee Steinfeld wins the Academy Award before officially hiring her on?
Collins, a former screenwriter, handled the adaptation of her best-selling novel herself, telling us in a 2009 interview that she was “looking forward to telling the story in a different medium. Of course we will be handling the subject matter very carefully and anticipate that the film will have a PG-13 rating.”