Jan. 20, 2012 at 2:11 PM ET
When Jennifer Lawrence was first cast in "The Hunger Games," some people were upset.
The 21-year-old actress has been called too old and too glamorous for the role of Katniss Everdeen, 16, although those who saw her play Appalachian teenager Ree in "Winter's Bone" will disagree completely. She's got the intensity and strength needed to survive not only the woes of her life in that film, but to survive the Arena in "Hunger Games."
The new poster for the movie captures that intensity, as she prepares to shoot an arrow straight at the audience.
"The Hunger Games" opens in theaters on March 23. Work in Hollywood has already begun on the sequel, "Catching Fire." Simon Beaufoy, who won a screenplay Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire," is reportedly writing the script.
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