5:19pm PT by Todd Gilchrist
'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence Got Bow and Arrow Training From Olympic Archer
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.
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.