When her dear 12-year-old sister Prim is picked to go fight in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen demands to be sent instead. ''She's this incredibly strong, unbelievably self-reliant, tough character,'' raves director Gary Ross. ''She has this mother-lion quality where she'll do anything for those she loves.''
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