March 02, 2012 04:06:54 GMT
The female Tribute from District 12 is seen unleashing a perfect shot to an apple to catch the attention of Seneca Crane and co., who ignore her during an evaluation session.
Katniss Everdeen steals the judges' attention as a District 12 Tribute in a first clip for "The Hunger Games". The snippet focuses on the evaluation scene, where the female lead shows off her prodigious archery skill in front of the gamemakers.
As Seneca Crane and co. ignore her performance, the heroine gets irritated before firing a perfect shot to an apple in the mouth of a baked pig. The frontal action apparently shocks the juries as they suddenly turn their heads at the young woman.
Katniss is a girl from the mining district of Panem who replaces his sister Prim in annual deadly games sponsored by the government. With the help from mentor Haymitch Abernathy, Katniss, along with her partner Peeta Mellark, is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts to survive in the live-televised games.
Based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling book of the same title, "The Hunger Games" is directed by Gary Ross. Tackling the lead role of Katniss is Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, while Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth portray Peeta and Gale Hawthorne respectively.
Also rounding up the cast ensemble are Ben Wesley as Seneca, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman. The highly anticipated movie is due to open wide in the U.S. on March 23.