Director: No Hunger Games without Jennifer Lawrence

Edward Bovingdon

'The Hunger Games' director Gary Ross has revealed that he would have pulled the plug on the movie if Jennifer Lawrence had missed out on the role of Katniss Everdeen.

Speaking in our exclusive video he said: "There was no second choice for me. If I couldn't make the movie with Jennifer, then I didn't want to make it.

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"I just knew there was no one who would come close. There was no one who had her strength, her directness, her integrity, her solidity, her bravery, her power or her nuance for emotional depth."

Our whopping video also sees Ross, producers and the cast explain how each actor landed their 'Hunger Games' role.

Watch the full video below:

'The Hunger Games' is out on 2-disc DVD, 2-disc Blu-Ray, TVOD and digital download from today.