It will be directed by Gary Ross and adadpted from Suzanne Collins’ young adult bestseller.
The role had much interest from other young female stars such as Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld.
The film will be the first in a Blockbuster trilogy that Lionsgate officials hope will rival the likes the Twilight and Harry Potter.
Lawrence, who was nominated for Best Actress in Winter’s Bone, will play a sixteen-year-old girl forced to enter a futuristic TV event in which teenage individuals from different regions are forced to battle one another to the death.
The film is slated to begin production soon and is scheduled for a March 23rd 2012 release date.