Director Gary Ross: ‘The Hunger Games’ Puts You Inside Katniss’ Shoes

“The Hunger Games” teaser trailer, which debuted during the 2011 MTV VMAs on Sunday, left many fans craving more, and now, director Gary Ross has revealed new details on how the story will be told on the big screen.

MTV News chatted with the director about the perspectives used in the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopia novels.

“That’s one of the fun things about it,” he said. “There are times when you’re viscerally inside [Jennifer Lawrence’s] shoes, and that’s the main experience.”

Gary also said audiences will watch the terrifying events of the movie like the residents of Panem would.

“And there are other times when you’re witnessing her the way they’re witnessing her in the Game,” he continued. “And she’s constantly being watched, which is one of the things that makes the book so compelling. But it’s mainly an intense first-person experience, inside Katniss’ shoes.”

“The Hunger Games,” which also features Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz, is slated for theatrical release on March 23, 2012.

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