While the MTV Video Music Awards have little to do with movies the show attracts over 10 million young teens each year, so it’s no wonder Lionsgate has decided the awards show will be the place to give fans of The Hunger Games their first look at the movie.
The event will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (ET) and Jennifer Lawrence will be there to introduce the footage.
Directed by Gary Ross and opening on March 23, 2012, The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event.
Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.