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What do you get when you combine Taylor Swift with The Hunger Games? Absolute awesomeness!

Also, the single "Safe and Sound."

Indeed, the young superstar will include that just-released track on the aforementioned movie's upcoming soundtrack, as she's joined on it below by The Civil Wars. Take a listen now and sound off: What do you think?

Remember: The Hunger Games will be released on March 23, 2012. Continue to build on your excitement for the blockbuster by checking out the official movie trailer now!

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Earlier today, 100 puzzle pieces were passed around the Internet, as various sites - including our friends at Movie Fanatic! - were selected to Tweet clues that would eventually come together and form the latest poster for The Hunger Games.

And here it is!

Hunger Games Poster

The mesmerizing image features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, bow and arrow in hand, standing in the middle of the Capitol arena, surrounded by flags of herself and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta. Does anyone else have goosebumps?

And, seriously, for the 412th time, is it March 23 yet?!? Watch The Hunger Games trailer now and count down the days with us.

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The Hunger Games comes out on March 23, 2012. Its first full-length trailer (below) hit the Internet yesterday and continues to build buzz, perhaps leading some to ask: What the heck is The Hunger Games?!?

In short, it's an upcoming trilogy, based on novels by Suzanne Collins, that takes place in a futuristic society named Panem. This world is comprised of 13 districts, most of which are struggling to survive, one of which is home to the all-powerful Capitol.

View the official preview below and then we'll guide you through the most important aspects of it. This way, you won't feel left out at the water cooler tomorrow...

WE OPEN in District 12, home to heroine Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her good friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth). They like to hunt together. He'd like to do a lot more than hunt together... if you know what we mean!

CUT To the Reaping, an annual event in which one female and one male between the ages of 12-18 are chosen to represent each District in The Hunger Games, a game of attrition held in the Capitol's Arena. Only one comes out alive.

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Are you prepared for The Reaping?

Lionsgate has released the first full length trailer for The Hunger Games, which hits theaters on March 23 and which is based on a best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins.

In the first half of the following preview, we watch as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) hunt in the woods and dream of making an escape... only for reality to set in as Elizabeth Banks shows up as Effie and selects the name Primrose Everdeen to fight in the annual battle of teenager versus teenager.

From there, we're treated to shots of Donald Sutherland as President Snow, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and a whole lot more. Let the countdown begin, fans, and may the odds be ever in your favor...

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The comparisons were inevitable, but Jennifer Lawrence would like to stop them before they grow too loud.

"The Hunger Games is not Twilight," the actress, who plays the main role of Katniss Everdeen in this March 23 release, says in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. "It's really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon."

The Hunger Games Cast

Lawrence stars in the movie alongside an impressive young cast, pictured above on set in North Carolina, that includes Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. They round out the teen participants forced to compete to the death in the government-mandated Hunger Games.

"I'm so proud of the work we did on the film," Lawrence gushes. "[Director] Gary Ross and the entire cast and crew were amazing, and I can't wait for it to be brought to life because I think it's an important story. If it does become a crazy phenomenon, I'll soak up my freedom now!"

Pick up the latest issue of Vanity Fair for more from this young, rising star. To get your first look at Lawrence as Katniss, view this sneak peek.

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The Hunger Games has a message for Breaking Dawn, as the latter releases sexy clips and trailers in preparation for its November 18 release:

Two mega franchise can play this promotional game!

Lionsgate has released a slew of character-based photos for its upcoming blockbuster, including a look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss; Josh Hutcherison as Peeta; Liam Hemsworth as Gale; and more. The movie doesn't come out until March 23, but expect A LOT of hype and anticipation in the meantime. We can't wait.

  • Katniss Everdeen Poster
  • Gale Poster
  • Peeta Poster
  • Haymitch Poster
  • Cinna Poster
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Note: if you have not read The Hunger Games, you may be very confused by the following images.

Follow-up note: if you have not read The Hunger Games... you're seriously missing out! Hurry up and do so before the March 23 release date of the first film in this trilogy.

In anticipation of that movie, Lionsgate has revealed a number of badges for various Districts in Panem, including District 12, where Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) reside. Click on each to enlarge and then check out the first official Hunger Games trailer now!

  • District Five Badge
  • District 12 Badge
  • District Nine Badge

Seriously, is it March 23 yet?!?

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The filming of The Hunger Games is complete, according to Lionsgate.

With the announcement that the first film in the much-anticipated franchise is now in the next phase of its production, a full-length trailer can't be far behind.

In the meantime, here are five key scenes that will define this film event and have fans counting down the days until the premiere, scheduled for March 23.

Be forewarned, as significant spoilers lie ahead ...

A Capitol event. According to reports, the scenes shot in the Capitol for the opening ceremonies of The Hunger Games will be nothing short of epic.

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Show them how strong you are, Katniss. They just want a good show.

At last night's MTV Video Music Awards - once almost all the hardware was handed out, the performances complete, the announcements made and the smooches delivered - Jennifer Lawrence popped up on screen and introduced the first official trailer for The Hunger Games.

It features Lawrence's Katniss wandering through the arena, with a voice (Gale's, right?) imparting wisdom to this character via narration. It then concludes with Katniss pulled out an arrow and lighting the Mockingjay pin on fire...

The Hunger Games comes out on March 23.

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MTV has given fans their very first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Katniss Everdeen.

Their first first, very brief look, that is.

With The Hunger Games set to release its first official trailer at this Sunday's Video Music Awards, the film has provided us with a teaser for that teaser, really nothing more than a video of the famous mockingjay pin on fire... until the very end, when we see Katniss glance up, presumably somewhere in the arena.

Of course, Entertainment Weekly has provided us with a still shot of Lawrence in this beloved role. Check out that magazine shot now!

The Hunger Games comes out on March 23.

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