Hunger Games character posters revealed

We've just got some brand new character posters for The Hunger Games , featuring Liam Hemsworth's Gale and Lenny Kravitz' Cinna.

The posters are another promising bit of promo for a film that's aiming to be a ballsier rival to Twilight , or a teen version of Arnie classic The Running Man , depending on your stance.

Hunksome hunter Gale is the best friend of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss back in District 12. Cinna is the stylist who helps her get ready to tackle the games in style: here's hoping the book's flame dress makes it into the movie!

Check out the posters now:

Here's the full synopsis for anyone not quite up to speed yet:

"In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games.

"Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

"When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives."

The Hunger Games opens on 23 March 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.