'Hunger Games' Will Fill Our Malls with Peeta and Squealing Youths

February 22, 2012


Like the Twilight leads and Kevin James before them, the stars of The Hunger Games must first prove their charisma in a mall setting, in the bright skylights of the food court, before they're allowed to become the full-fledged international stars we're apparently going to make them into.

With just over a month to go before the young adult adaptation hits U.S. theaters, various actors from the film will next week begin touring our nation's malls, sampling our many great combinations of Panda Express platters, exploring our many Banana Republics, and meetings all the shrieking fans who are pretty fucking excited about this thing. If you're one of those fans, you can meet the people who will be playing the characters you like in that book! You can ask them what Lenny Kravitz was like! But there is one caveat to this tour: the actor distribution is, sadly, not uniform. Leads Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will only appear together in L.A. and Seattle, otherwise dividing the country along the same Peeta/Gale party lines that have torn the Hunger Games community apart. And sorry, co-star Woody Harrelson will not be in attendance. He's learned his lesson.

Anyway, here are the dates and stars at each mall/hotel. May the odds be in your favor! (I have learned this is a saying from The Hunger Games, and I'm desperate to fit in.)

Saturday, March 3rd - LOS ANGELES Fan event at the Westfield Century City Talent: Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

Tuesday, March 6th - ATLANTA
Fan event at JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
Talent: Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg and Jack Quaid

Wednesday, March 7th PHOENIX AND CHICAGO

Fan event at the Scottsdale Fashion Square
Talent: Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi and Jack Quaid

Fan event at the Westfield Fox Valley
Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Thursday, March 8th MIAMI AND DALLAS

Fan event at the Westfield Broward
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg

Fan event at Galleria Dallas
Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Friday, March 9th- MINNEAPOLIS
Fan event at the Mall Of America
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Saturday, March 10th- SEATTLE
Fan event at the University Village
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson

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