Lionsgate has committed itself to a March 23, 2012 release date for its adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. The date seems likely to have been chosen to take advantage of Easter/spring break [Easter falls on April 8 in 2012].
I think True Grit’s Oscar®-nominated Hailee Steinfeld should nab the role of Katniss Everdeen. She is more than capable of projecting the kind of determination required to make the character believable. The only question is whether the movie will live up to expectations.