This Sunday, at the VMAs, Jennifer Lawrence will present an exclusive look at The Hunger Games! MTV announced the news today and also for those who are unable to watch the VMAs, the clip or trailer will be on MTVs website!
Fans beside themselves waiting for the first footage of The Hunger Games movie can now set their sights on a date. The first footage of the movie will debut live at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday! With Jennifer Lawrence herself to introduce the footage, this will mark the first time we’ve seen her in public since filming began.
Those of you unable to watch the VMAs locally will be able to watch the clip exclusively on MTV.com.
Hollywoodcrush.mtv.com has released an article on the type of songs that they would like too see in The Hunger Games. Please keep in mind that the article is just for fun.
The Baker Boy’s Lament A ballad, sung by Peeta, in which he compares his love for Katniss to the burning, fiery heat of a thousand brick ovens. Features such emotionally wrenching lyrics as, “My heart’s a loaf, burned black and gray/I’ll feed it to the Mockingjay!”
Cato and Clove’s Polka of Murder The disturbing nature of the film’s more graphic scenes will be tempered by this upbeat musical celebration of expert killing, featuring whimsical accordion riffs and a big oompah-oompah band.
The Ballad of Haymitch Abernathy A rowdy drinking song by the movie’s favorite drunkard, with lyrics that grow progressively raunchier as Haymitch continues to imbibe. Fortunately for all involved, Haymitch passes out in a pool of his own vom before the words reach unprintable levels of filth.
E! Online had an article featuring some information of The Hunger Games film set and how the ‘lockdown’ on all of the sets have a lot in common with the Breaking Dawn part 1 and 2 sets. The article says how set pictures of Jennifer Lawrence were released and then soon taken off the web, just like some of these twlight set pictures.
Sure, while some paparazzi pics of Jennifer Lawrence and her hunky costars leaked early on (and then were immediately removed), it seems Lionsgate is extra serious about stopping all leaks from their sure-to-be successful franchise.
“If you didn’t go down to the filming location, you really wouldn’t know that a movie shoot was being done,” reporter Graham Cawthon of the local Shelby Star told us of one of the film’s latest shooting locals.
“They did a good job of keeping the area blocked off—even from view—and security was out in force making sure no one was watching off-set.”
As for the cast and crew? Well they hardly pulled aRobsten, choosing to remain incognito instead of romping around the local hot spots.
“Crew and extras were spotted regularly at downtown restaurants, but not the main cast,” Graham revealed. “We did hear a few reports from folks who interacted with the cast, but they were few and far between.”
As you all probably know by now, Jennifer Lawrence is going to be on The Hunger Games soundtrack and MTV news caught up with T-Bone Burnett on his reactions to her vocal talent.
But that musical omission will be changing soon, as Burnett not only told MTV News that filmmakers will be releasing “Hunger Games” tuneage soon, but that one track will feature Lawrence herself.
“Yeah, we did,” Burnett said when we asked if Lawrence had recorded anything in the studio. “And it was beautiful. She did great. She’s singing great. Killer actor too.”
Burnett’s confirmation follows a blog post in June from the website of Echo Mountain Recording Studio in North Carolina, detailing Burnett’s in-studio work with Lawrence. The post has since been deleted and Lawrence’s musical contribution has not been confirmed. After our chat with Burnett on Tuesday at the “Big Lebowski” reunion in New York, though (spoiler alert), we know the 21-year-old actress in fact recorded “Rue’s Lullaby,” a song Katniss sings after Rue, a young tribute in the Games, is mortally wounded.
“Yeah, we did that. We recorded that,” Burnett said about “Rue’s Lullaby.” “And it’ll be coming out soon.”
Celebs.gather.com talks about Jennifer today as it is her 21st birthday and how she has rised to fame in only 12 months. Part of the article reads:
‘Most recently, fans have seen Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: First Class as Mystique. The young actress has several films in the works too. House at the End of the Street will be released, and next year she will appear in Hunger Games. She has been busy. Like Crazy premiered earlier this year as well.
This young, natural talent has certainly made a name for herself early. In fact, she is the second youngest person to ever be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars, which is quite an honor for somebody who has never even taken an acting class.’
A website called Ain’t it Cool News spoke to director Drake Doremus, about his new movie, Like Crazy. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Sam, along side her The Beaver co-star Anton Yelchin.
The article reads:
‘Ain’t it cool news: And I see Jennifer Lawrence is in the film, which threw me for a second, because I’d just seen her and Anton in THE BEAVER. Does her character respresent the real world crashing in on this long-distance relationship?
DD: She is. In a way, she’s kind of a perfect girlfriend for him and kind of the perfect person and she embodies what we think he would want or what we think he’d be with, but in reality there are X factors that you can’t replace in a person. And she’s sort of the perfect girlfriend in a way, but there’s something about it that doesn’t give you everything you need, you know?
Ain’t it cool news: How soon after you saw her in WINTER’S BONE did you want her in your movie or did Anton recommend her?
DD: Right away! She was the perfect actress for this style of filmmaking, because she’s so committed to the moment and so grounded, and she is always doing what’s necessary–nothing more and nothing less, which is exactly what I like in a performance. She’s just magnificent, and I was very fortunate to be able to have her in the film.’
Back in 2010 Jennifer visited Bellewood Home for Children for a “Winter’s Bone” related Q&A with the children there. Sadly I wasn’t able to find a video with the Q&A but you can watch the appreciation video the people of Bellewood made for her here.
After releasing that Lionsgate will be making Catching Fire, the sequal to The Hunger Games which is second in the trilogy, Joe Drake (Co-COO of Lionsgate and President of the Motion Picture Group) had said this about The Hunger Games Trilogy.
“The magical thing about the Hunger Games trilogy is that the books have such a vastly broad appeal. The stories truly offer something for everyone, and the period around the Thanksgiving weekend is such an opportunity for families and friends to make an event of going to the movies.”
So fingers crossed that they might make Mockingjay!