Jennifer Lawrence On ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Transformers’ Announces World Premiere In Today’s Dailies

You didn’t think that outliving 23 of your fellow competitors while they fight tooth and nail to kill you first was going to be easy, did you?

Jennifer Lawrence is in the midst of a rigorous training session to play Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” and she detailed the process in an interview with Hollywood Crush: “I’ve done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing—and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!”

Check out more movie news past the jump, including word of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s” official launch and some movement on “Star Trek 2.”

Dark of the Moscow Premiere
Paramount has already moved up the release date of its third “Transformers” movie once, and they’re once again working hard to bring the flick to you early — if you live in Russia, that is. “Dark of the Moon” will officially premiere on June 23 at the Moscow International Film Festival, complete with a concert performance from Linkin Park.

“Star Trek 2″ Is Boldly Going
J.J. Abrams told us recently that he’s getting back to work on “Star Trek 2,” and now one of his writers, Roberto Orci, has yet another progress report. Over at the TrekMovie forums, Orci says that a 70+ page manuscript already exists and Abrams will soon weigh in on whether or not he likes the direction the story’s headed in.

Dark Mermaid
“Pirates of the Caribbean” isn’t the only place you’ll find a darker sect of mermaids. Heat Vision reports that Sony has picked up a dark retelling of the classic fairytale “The Little Mermaid” that centers on a princess who sets out to marry a prince from a rival kingdom in order to save her own ravaged home, not knowing that a mermaid has fallen for the same man and sacrificed everything in her life to be with him.

Bloody “Punch”
Not satisfied with the gore level in “Sucker Punch“? Never fear: according to Slash Film, an R-rated extended cut of Zack Snyder’s divisive action flick is headed our way in late June, with an extra 18 minutes of footage to boot.

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