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.


Katniss! Katniss, I don’t want to

go to the reaping. What if they

pick me?


Shhhh, Prim. It’s okay. You won’t

be picked. Trust me. The odds are

one to hundreds for you. I’m sure

you’ll be safe.


But... what if you get picked? You

have so many entries...


I’m sure both of us are safe. I

mean, look at Gale. He has 42. My

entries don’t come close to his.


But he’s a boy.




It’s just a comparison.

She kneels down in front of Prim until she’s eye level.


Now, when I come back, I want to

see a smile. Okay?

Prim nods.



She kisses Prim’s cheek. Katniss leaves to get ready.


INT. Bedroom, Everdeen household, Dist. 12- DAY.

Katniss walks out of the bathroom and into the bedroom with

a towel wrapped on her head and another around her body. She

already has a tank top, bra, and underwear on underneath.

She sees her Mother’s favorite dress laid out on the bed

with matching shoes. Her mother walks into the room.


Go ahead and use those.

She gestures to the dress and shoes.


Mother... this is so unlike you.

Are you sure?


Of course.

Her Mother sits on the bed. Katniss puts the dress on.


Let’s put your hair up, too.

She pats the spot beside her. Katniss sits there and lets

her Mother towel dry and braid her hair.




See for yourself.

Katniss gets up and looks into the aged body mirror. Prim

enters and stops in the doorway.




You look beautiful.

Katniss turns away from the mirror and walks to Prim.


And nothing like myself.

They hug. Mother leaves. Katniss hears a sob come from Prim.

She pulls away and looks at her. Katniss wipes a tear away

from Prim’s cheek.

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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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