Fall Movie Preview: 'Hunger Games' Edition

With a whole year until 'Catching Fire' blazes into theaters, we look at the cast's other upcoming projects.

Do you feel the chill in the air? With autumn right around the corner, MTV News has spent the entire week premiering brand-new images, clips and interviews from our most-anticipated fall films. But while sifting through our cache of awesome exclusives, it struck me that we have another year to wait until "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" blazes into our Fall Movie Preview Week.

But before you drown your sorrows in a pint of Peeta's Cookie Dough Ice Cream, take solace in the fact that plenty of your favorite franchise actors are appearing on the big screen this fall. Let's take a look at the upcoming projects of Panem's people.

Jennifer Lawrence

Tracker jackers will be the least of Jennifer Lawrence's worries in the horror flick "The House at the End of the Street" (out September 21). Filmed long before she became the Girl on Fire, Lawrence plays a teen who moves into a new house with her mom, only to discover a grisly murder took place in the residence next door. Against her mother's wishes, she begins a romance with the massacre's sole survivor, played by Max Thieriot.

When our own Josh Wigler caught up with director Mark Tonderai to talk about the film, he had nothing but the highest praise for Lawrence's chilling performance.

"In my mind, she can be this generation's Meryl Streep," he said. "I seriously think she's that good. She's an incredible actress."

Also on Lawrence's 2012 docket is the drama "The Silver Linings Playbook," in which she plays Bradley Cooper's young love interest.

Josh Hutcherson

Much like co-star Lawrence, Hutcherson filmed his latest, "Red Dawn," long before he entered the arena (in 2009, to be exact). The film, which is a remake of the beloved 1984 classic, follows a ragtag group of teens who must defend their town against invading North Korean troops. Also starring Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck, the movie hits theaters November 21.

Check out an exclusive image from the film over at MTV Movies Blog!

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks sings two tunes in the upcoming musical comedy "Pitch Perfect." In addition to playing a cappella veteran and commentator Gail, the actress also serves as a producer on the film. "Pitch Perfect," starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, hits theaters October 5.

Be sure to check out an exclusive clip from the movie and our interview with executive music producers Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson just wants his "f---ing dog back" in the "Seven Psychopaths," which premieres October 12. In the comedy, the actor plays a gangster whose shih tzu is kidnapped by a band of bungling buddies. Never mess with a man's dog, amiright?

Which of these fall films are you looking forward to most? Sound off in the comments below and tweet me @amymwilk with your thoughts and suggestions for future columns!

Earlier "Hunger Games" columns:

» 'Hunger Games' DVD Viewing Party: Foxface Has Tips!

» 'Catching Fire': Finnick Is Just One Casting Mystery

» 'Catching Fire' Casting: Who Is Mags?

» 'Catching Fire' Casting Rumors: What About Sam Claflin?

» 'Mockingjay' Dissected: Enough Material For Two Movies?

From "Perks" to "Breaking Dawn," "The Hobbit" to "Skyfall," the MTV Movies team is delving into the hottest upcoming flicks in our 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Check back daily for exclusive clips, photos and interviews with the films' biggest stars.