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.