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Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson: 'Hunger Games' Roles Confirmed!

Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson: 'Hunger Games' Roles Confirmed!

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth have landed roles in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games, can confirm.

The actors will join previously cast actress Jennifer Lawrence in the film, set for a March 23, 2012 release.

Josh, 18, will play Peeta Mellark, a District 12 tribute who confesses his feelings for Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the outset of the Hunger Games.

Liam, 21, is set to play Gale Hawthorne, a longtime friend of Katniss’ who hopes that she’ll make it out of the arena alive.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Hunger Games casting news?

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  • Andy

    Blah. Don’t like it. Josh has been in many movies and lots of people know about him already. If he was meant to be a big star, he would have been one by now.

  • .

    … i suddenly don’t want to see this movie.. but i loved the books, ugh!

  • Neisha

    For cryin’ out loud.

  • Priscilla

    nothing against Josh or Liam but this is all wrong! Come on, that is not Peeta. I know it’s not all about the physical but being a book that we already had a Peeta in our heads, I don’t think he’s right for the part.
    As for Liam, he doesn’t look like Gale to me either. But it’s not as bad as Josh Hutcherson for Peeta

    :( I’m sad.
    Way to listen to the fans, casting director.

  • Lailah

    I think Josh will do really well as Peeta once they chage his hair…Yes he does look young but Peeta is only 16 in the first movie. I think Jen and Liam look too old for their parts though. No way does Liam look 17 and Jen looks way to old to be 16 especially next to Josh who does look his age. I like Josh but disaprove of both Liam and Jen

  • Ami

    well, now I know why Katniss never noticed Peeta before the Games.. he is so ugly :(

    this is such a great book series (I don’t know if I’m gonna say the same about the movies)

  • Alex

    Josh Hutcherson? As PEETA? Post apocalyptic America indeed.

  • sarah

    cé tro bien il joue tt les deux de dans fo que je lis le 2 ET LE 3 en URGENCE mé gé tro ate de voir le film OMG cé pa possible gé ro ate et Liam le beau Liam joue de dans bien que joré préféré qu il joue Peeta mé bon c pa grave tro ATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashlyn Dickerson

    I think the guys fit..but I do not think that jenifer Laurence fits Katniss’s role at all!

  • http://remyisamaniac@twitter Remy

    I don’t understand why they switched the characters completely. In the book Peeta has blonde curls and blue eyes, which Josh DOES NOT HAVE! And Gale obviously dark hair and eyes Liam DOES NOT HAVE!!! Why did they switch these characters so blindly? I don’t understand. Katniss’ character is perfect but why this mix up?

  • Allison

    Well this doesn’t make sense. Peeta is supposed to have blonde hair and blue eyes. That’s consistent with Liam, not Josh. That’s very silly.

  • Katniss

    Josh Hutcherson WORST CAST EVER! Have they even seen the past movies he acted in? FAILURES! RUINED the WHOLE IMAGE i have on Peeta. JOSH HUTCHERSON SUCK SHIT!

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  • kathyp14

    you guys are crazy they are perfect for that part. peeta has to be sweet and josh’sface totally shows that.he a total hottie. liam is ok not my taste but he kinda of ok for this part. the hunger games movie will rock!!!! whos cares what you think you didnt write the book and your not the director so just watch. just wait til march 23 when it comes out go to theatres and see it and come back then comment on it dont say something before you watch it. see it first dont judge a movie by its characters even though josh is perfect for this hottie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kathyp14

    the hunger games is about these 12 districts that are ruled over by the capitol and every year they have a hunger games (the name of the book) and they pick a boy and a girl from each 12 districts to play in them. there are 24 people total and you have to kill people to make it through and only one makes it out. it a good i recommend it to anyone who loves action,suspense,and also romance.