Lionsgate sets 2012 Date for ‘Hunger Games’ Adaptation

Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-seller will hit theaters March 23, 2012

Lionsgate confirmed Tuesday that its Gary Ross-directed adaptation of the Suzanne Collins best-seller "Hunger Games" will debut on March 23, 2012.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where teenagers are pitted against one-another in gladiator-like contests.

Nina Jacobson is producing the project.