'The Hunger Games' Eyeing Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson

Liam Hemsworth is the top candidate to play Katniss Everdeen's mentor, Gale, while Josh Hutcherson is the front runner to play Peeta, Katniss' possible love interest.

Liam Hemsworth is a front runner to play Gale in The Hunger Games
Liam Hemsworth is a front runner to play Gale in The Hunger Games
It seems we could be closer to finding out who will star as the two male leads alongside Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Josh Hutcherson is the top candidate to portray Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth is the front runner to play Gale.

A week ago today, we reported that both Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were reading for the Peeta and Gale roles. Alexander Ludwig, Hunter Parrish, Lucas Till, and Evan Peters also read for Peeta, while David Henrie, Robbie Amell, and Drew Roy tested for Gale. Lionsgate has not made any offers to Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth yet, though.

Peeta Mellark is the character chosen to accompany Katniss Everdeen to the games, who also expresses his love for the heroine. Gale is Katniss' hunting partner in The Hunger Games.

Gary Ross is directing The Hunger Games from a script by Billy Ray, which is adapted from the Suzanne Collins novel.

The Hunger Games was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Gary Ross.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Nautical

    I pick josh instead.

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  2. thedude-abides

    Perhaps I'm clinging too tight to the image of him playing Miley Cryus' boyfriend in The Last Song, but the fact that Hemsworth is now being considered for this gives me a lot of pause going in.

    For a novel that's premise sounds eerily reminiscent to that of an 80s action flick, a director with only 2 credits to his name, a sub-par writer in Billy Ray, and a female lead who's garnering A LOT of hype on the success of one film - all this upon hearing news that Liam Hemsworth is now the favorite to land the male lead - I'd say this has all the makings of a huge letdown.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag