[UPDATE: EW has confirmed it's official, so take comfort in knowing that you're looking at the real deal.]
Earlier today, a leaked (and unconfirmed) cover of Entertainment Weekly gives us our first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist from the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games. Here she is in what we will assume is an official image:
I like the look, but have recently developed a pretty intense crush on Lawrence, so I’m by no means objective here. The uniform also looks like the karate outfits, or “gi” from the Cobra Kai dojo, which is awesome in a very different way. Lawrence is looking slender and bronzed compared to her Oscar-nominated turn in Winter’s Bone. Compare:
Both images of the same actress, playing two characters that are hell-bent on survival. One with a bow and arrow and sexy uniform, the other with wind-blown cheeks and a pocket with a dead squirrel in it or something.
At 3:30 PDT, we will have more pics of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, as well as confirmation that the above picture is real and official, so circle back then.