hungergames vf 'The Hunger Games' vs. 'Twilight': A Vanity Fair spread showdownIn 2008, the little-known cast of the upcoming movie “Twilight” posed for a Vanity Fair group shot. The movie — and the actors in it, including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — went on to fame, fortune and lots of sequels. Here’s hoping the same mojo holds for “The Hunger Games.” In Vanity Fair’s latest issue, the movie’s young cast — anchored by star Jennifer Lawrencepose in what we’ll now officially call the “Vanity Fair Teen Fantasy Movie Ensemble Shot.”

“The Hunger Games” — based on the popular young adult books by Suzanne Collins about a dystopian future where children are forced to battle gladiator style — is currently filming in North Carolina and expected to hit theaters in March 2012. Meanwhile, the next “Twilight” installment, “Breaking Dawn Part 1,” is due in theaters on Nov. 18, just in time for Thankgsgiving.

In addition to Lawrence, “The Hunger Games” stars (in the order pictured above, l-r) Isabelle Furhman, Jack Quaid (yep, his parents are Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan), Jacqueline Emerson, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Josh Hutcherson, Lawrence and, finally, Liam Hemsworth.

The over-30 members of the cast, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz, were not included in the pic. Also left out, 11-year-old Willow Shields, who plays Lawrence’s younger sister, Prim.

Below, the circa 2008 “Twilight” cast in VF:

twilight vf 'The Hunger Games' vs. 'Twilight': A Vanity Fair spread showdown

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson