New Hunger Games Trailer: See Jennifer Lawrence Sacrifice Herself

Entertainment Feb. 3, 2012 AT 12:29PM

The first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games is finally here!

Based on author Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy, the first film -- which hits theaters March 23, 2012 -- stars 21-year-old Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. She portrays heroine Katniss Everdeen, who sacrifices her own safety to protect her younger sister, Prim (Willow Shields).

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As one of 24 teens forced to compete in The Hunger Games -- a nationally televised event in which teenage tributes must fight to the death -- Katinss is assigned a mentor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), who aims to help her and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) survive.

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Directed by Gary Ross, the Lionsgate film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Levin Rambin, Jacqueline Emerson and Wes Bentley.

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