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'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence Got Bow and Arrow Training From Olympic Archer

Khatuna Lorig poses in a replica of the jacket that Katniss Everdeen wears -- complete with Mockingjay pin -- to celebrate the film raising awareness for the sport.

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In preparation for her role as Katniss Everdeen in this spring’s blockbuster YA adaptation The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence trained extensively with Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig – whose real name sounds like it was ripped straight out of the film – to learn how to use a bow and arrow. On Wednesday, Lorig posed for a photograph to commemorate her collaboration with Lawrence, and to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray.

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The Hunger Games has been a boon for the sport of archery, raising its international profile since the film’s release. In the photo, Lorig poses as Everdeen in a replica jacket like the one Lawrence wore in the film, complete with the character’s “Mockingjay” lapel pin.

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and digital download at 12:01 August 18, The Hunger Games is one of 2012’s biggest box office hits. With a domestic gross of $406 million and counting, the film is not only the second-highest grossing of the year, but has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Per the official press announcement for The Hunger Games Blu-ray, release includes the following special features:

·       “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions

·       “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette

·        “Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow

·       “Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center

·       “A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”

·       Propaganda Film (in its entirety)

·       Marketing Archive

·       “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)


Watch a clip from the Hunger Games special features below. The film is available on home video starting August 18.