The Hunger Games is getting the stage treatment!
The massively popular franchise based on the trilogy by Suzanne Collins is being adapted into a live theatrical production and due to debut in London in 2024.
The play will be based on the first book in on the trilogy, based in a dystopian future where teens are selected from different districts to fight to the death in a televised event.
The story follows Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence in the films) as she volunteers to be selected for “The Hinger Games” in place of her younger sister who had been selected to represent her district as a “tribute”.
A press release calls the stage version a “gripping tale of courage, defiance, and the unbreakable human spirit.”
Matthew Dunster and Conor McPherson have been brought on to direct and write the production respectively, and Suzanne Collins will work closely with them to bring the story to life on stage.
“I’m very excited to be collaborating with the amazing team of Conor McPherson and Matthew Dunster as they bring their dynamic and innovative interpretation of The Hunger Games to the London stage" Suzanne said in a statement.
Matthew Dunstger, who's worked on over 60 stage shows and has several Tony Awards under his belt, called the project "the most exciting work call I've ever had".
"With the world class team we have put together we aim to do something that is fully immersed in the novel and the film but is uniquely, thrillingly theatrical.”
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