The Hunger Games script
Synopsis: In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love.

GALE:

Pretty dress.

MADGE:

Well, if I end up going to the

Capitol, I want to look nice, don’t

I?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:
5.

GALE:

You won’t be going to the Capitol.

He looks at the gold mockingjay pin she has on.

GALE:

(cont’d)

What can you have? Five entries? I

had six when I was just twelve

years old.

KATNISS:

Hey, Gale, that’s not her fault. Be

a little nicer.

GALE:

It’s just the way it is.

Madge hands money to Katniss.

MADGE:

Good luck, Katniss.

Katniss gives the berries to Madge and puts the money in her

pocket.

KATNISS:

You, too.

Madge steps inside and closes the door. They split the food

and money and carry their own rations home. Katniss and Gale

walk in silence.

GALE:

Katniss?

KATNISS:

What?

GALE:

This is stupid.

KATNISS:

What’s stupid?

GALE:

This Hunger Games thing. Why would

they kill people like this?

KATNISS:

I know. We all hate it. But we have

to face the truth that-

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:
6.

GALE:

What truth? Nothing is positive

about this. Nothing. They’re all

idiots! Why would they do this to

us? It’s like they think they’re

the only ones that live! What ever

happened to equality?

He mutters his curses at the capitol. Katniss rolls her eyes

at the sight of Gale pouting.

KATNISS:

See you in the square.

GALE:

Wear something pretty.

They part in different directions.

CUT TO:

REAPING:

INT. Everdeen household- DAY

Katniss enters her house to find that Prim and her Mother

are ready to go to the reaping, tidied up and neat. Prim

runs to Katniss, hugging her. She’s breaking down.

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Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Marie Collins (born August 10, 1962) is an American television writer and novelist, best known as the author of The New York Times best selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy (which consists of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay). more…

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