I’ve been a fan of Kentucky-boy Josh Hutcherson since Little Manhattan. But now, we have a new Southerner to love in Jennifer Lawrence. Unless you’ve been sleeping in a cave (Hunger Games referrence intended) and haven’t heard, the much-anticipated Hunger Games movie is out today! And, the films were shot in North Carolina. Above is a photo of town Hildebran at Henry River Mill Town (via) along with shot of Peeta from the Hunger Games film. And it’s only fitting, if you read the stories, it’s clear you can piece together which part of right here in the South, near Appalachia country, the different districs are modeled in.
So, if you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon, we Southerners can highly recommend the books (and I’ll let you know on the movie in about 2 hours 22 minutes).
So, have y’all read the books? What’s your take on the books and latest movies that are taking the world by storm? Will you be watching?
A few more great articles from around the Web on everything from Katniss to Capitol nails to the weather.
From The Weather Channel.com: Hungry for Carolina Climate
From Redoecorating Middle-Earth: Panem in My Backyard (some more great photos of the area)
From the LA Times: Is Jennifer Lawrence a Real Life Katniss Everdeen? (a little something deeper to think about…)
From Hogwarts Professor: Get your Lionsgate Nail Polish for the Opening Ceremonies! Stylist Endorsed, It’s To Die For, Capitol-ites! (ok, while now I’m a little weirded out by the thought, I still really want this nail polish)
Stars Hutcherson and Lawrence even told the Lexington Herald-Leader yesterday they’re into March Madness and (wisely) cheer for the University of Kentucky Cats!