'Hunger Games' Experts Weigh In On Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Click on the link above to read the latest casting information and watch a video, explaining the selected actors and the fans' responses.
Here is a brief bio of each of the three main characters:
Playing Katniss Everdeen will be Jennifer Lawerence -
She was discovered in New York City at the at of 14 and has since been involved in numerous movies including Winter's Bone (2010), and will be seen in 2011 movies, such as Like Crazy, The Beaver, and X Men: First Class (which is in post-preduction).
Check out this site for more pictures, bio information, and movie news
Playing Peeta Mellark will be Josh Hutchinson -
Josh has been involved with acting since he was quite young. One of his more notorious roles was Jesse Aarons in The Bridge to Terabithia (2007). He also played alongside Brendan Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). In 2010, he played Laser in The Kids are Alright, along side Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo.
Check out this fan website for photos and more information on Josh:
Playing Gale Hawthorne will be Liam Hemsworth -
Liam is probably best known for his role in The Last Song (2010) with girlfriend Miley Cyrus (apparently, they have gotten back together), based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. He also played Spencer in Knowing (2009), and Victor in Triangle (2009). He will be playing Ali Ababa in 2011's Arabian Nights, which is currently in production.
Checkout this fan website for photos and more information on Liam:
Personally, I'm not thrilled with the casting choices, simply based on physical appearance, but then I don't know if anyone would satisfy me completely since I have my own ideas of what each character looks like based on my own reading and interpretation of the novel. I am really, REALLY hoping that as actors they can do the movie justice. I have never seen the movies these particular actors have been in - except Bridge to Terabithia a long time ago (and Josh was so young!), so I cannot comment on their talent or lack thereof.
Keep your fingers crossed that it turns out well! It will never be as good as the actual book (in my opinion), but we can hope for entertainment and quality acting at the very least.
Again, to find out more, click on the link above with the press release and MTV news reel.