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Josh Hutcherson & Stanley Tucci Star in ‘Hunger Games’ Clip

Lionsgate has released another clip from The Hunger Games film adaptation. The clip (embedded above) features Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) and Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson).  Most of the original dialogue from the book made it to this scene.

In an interview with MTV, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence noted: “During filming, I really liked everything what I was seeing. I liked everything that Gary was doing. Then I saw it, and it was all there. It’s always hard for me watching because I think I am a horrible troll and I’ll never work again. Overall, I think everybody else in the movie is fantastic, and I think the film itself is really good.”

The film has also spawned two video games, and author Suzanne Collins consulted on both projects. The Hunger Games Adventures will be available on Facebook; you can sign up to try out the beta version. Hunger Games: Girl on Fire will be available as an iOS (Apple tablet products) game app.

According to The Huffington Post, game developer Funtactix created an isometric version of Panem as the environment for the Facebook game. Players will embark on “‘World of Warcraft’-like quests, initially given by The Hunger Games characters Katniss and Peeta, and which involve completing simple in-game tasks.”

In an interview with joystiq, lead game developer Adam Saltsman and his team deliberately employed a “retro [Sega Genesis] aesthetic” for this iOS game. Saltsman could not give away too many details, but he did reveal that the adventures of this game takes place “BEFORE the actual Hunger Games themselves; before the actual arena event in the story.”

Both the film and video games will come out on March 23rd. The Hunger Games. Both Yahoo! Movies and MTV News for live stream coverage of the world premiere tonight, starting 8:30 p.m. EST. Lionsgate has also released videos featuring on-set interviews with a majority of the principal cast. (via HG Girl on Fire)

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