Filming wraps on The Hunger Games

Shooting has wrapped on The Hunger Games , which is based on the Suzanne Collins novel of the same name.

Filming began on 23 May 2011 and principal photography ended in North Carolina following an 84-day shoot.

With two other books in the teen fiction series - Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Lionsgate will hope this film can become the first in a money-spinning four-part series (yes, they're planning on doing a Harry Potter/Twilight and wringing an extra installment out of the books).

And the studio doesn't have long to wait now to find out if it its first movie can find a cinema audience, with a release date set for 23 March 2012.

The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.