Watch: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in the first footage from ‘The Hunger Games’

Are you ready for the first living and breathing footage of Katniss, Peeta and their friends in Gary Ross’ adaptation of “The Hunger Games?”

Suzanne Collins’ novels has a passionate fanbase and while every image and the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards provided the perfect opportunity to tease the March release.

Watch the sneak peek here and share your thoughts below.  Does “Hunger Games” look like it will merit the hype?

“The Hunger Games” opens nationwide on March 23, 2011.