Here are two more images from Entertainment Weekly that give us a couple new shots of Jennifer Lawrence all decked out in costume as Katniss in the Gary Ross directed adaptation of The Hunger Games.
I've said it before and I'll say it again Lawrence looks great as this character, and seeing her in costume makes me believe she'll be awesome in the role. Here's a little insight on the costume from the magazine, which talks about how the costume was designed more for functionality than style.
Katniss’ Costume: When it comes to the dazzling attire Katniss will wear when she’s interviewed in front of the Capital audience, Lawrence couldn’t care less. But she was plenty vocal on the subject of her arena outfit – the survivalist-style clothing (seen here) that she wears while fighting for her life. “I’m going to be doing a lot of my own stunts,” says Lawrence. “I want to make sure I can run and jump and climb. I’ve been driving [the costume designer] crazy with the boots: ‘You have to fix this here, you have to make it lighter here, you have to open it up here.’ The dresses I don’t care about them. Just put them on me. It’s like Oscar season again.”
“I told Gary, ‘I totally understand if you don’t hire me, but please remember that after Katniss shoots a bow and kills someone, her face cannot be badass. It has to be broken.”
She's got the character nailed. Anyone care to share anymore thoughts on this? It seems like after the first image was released yesterday people started to see that Lawrence will work in the role.
The Hunger Games takes place in the futuristic ruins of North America, which crumbled and was replaced by a Capitol and 12 districts. Each district is forced to supply 2 teenagers, between 12 and 18. They participate in The Hunger Games, a televised reality series that pits the contestants against one another in a battle to the death. The heroine is 16-year old Katniss Everdeen, a skilled hunter who’s adept with a bow and arrow. She replaces her younger sister, who was chosen in a lottery. She is joined by a baker's son who is also chosen from her dirt poor home district.