The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games, the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' futuristic young adult thriller, will hit theaters March 23, 2012, Lionsgate announced.

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The book trilogy follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world called Panem. Everdeen participates in an annual event where 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors — literally — with all citizens required to watch.

No casting announcements have been made, but Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) has signed on to direct.

Who would you cast?