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    Elizabeth Banks: What Fans Can Expect—and Not Expect—From The Hunger Games!

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    Up, up, up! It's going to be a big, big, big movie.

    The Hunger Games opens March 23, and there's been a lot of speculation about how the silver-screen version will compare to Suzanne Collins' books.

    Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the film, said that fans of Katniss, Peeta & Co…

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    ...will not be disappointed!

    "Everything that's in the book is in the movie," Banks, 37, told E! News today at the American Heart Association's Red Dress Dash Event in New York City. (The actress works closely with Go Red for Women to promote women's health, and even directed and starred in the hilarious yet informative video "Just a Little Heart Attack.")

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    "We didn't take any liberties," she added. "It's a very faithful adaptation."

    As for what fans might not be expecting? "I think you're going to be surprised how moving it is," she said with a smile. "It's extremely moving."

    Can't wait to see you at the Capitol!

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