Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth ARE The Hunger Games' Peeta & Gale!

Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth ARE The Hunger Games' Peeta & Gale!

Congrats to Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, the newest additions to the cast of The Hunger Games!

Announced via press release, the two actors will join Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaption of the popular book series by Suzanne Collins.

Josh, 18, will play the role of Peeta Mellark, the male tribute chosen from District 12, the most remote and marginalized district of all the subjugated districts of Panem.

Liam, 21, has snagged the role of Gale Hawthorne, Katniss’ best friend from the District with whom she hunts with.

The Hunger Games will hit theaters on March 23, 2012.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the casting?

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#1
Kim @ 1:20 pm on 04/04/2011

0_0

#2
Anne @ 1:22 pm on 04/04/2011

You just ruined the movie.
So, blondes are brunettes and brunettes are blonds. AWESOME.

#3
Butterfly @ 1:27 pm on 04/04/2011

liam hot.
josh … not.
:)

#4
Holly Golightly @ 1:28 pm on 04/04/2011

People need to remember how easily you can change hair color.

That being said, I think they’ll be fantastic!

#5
Robsten Fan @ 1:28 pm on 04/04/2011

Miley’s boyfriend
and Vanessa’s boyfriend!! ;)
Perfect!

#6
Becky @ 1:30 pm on 04/04/2011

Ewwww….seriously? How about Hunter Parrish? He was perfect!

#7
Anne @ 1:31 pm on 04/04/2011

Holly Golightly, can you imagine BLOND Josh? It’s like Paris Hilton with red hair

#8
Holly Golightly @ 1:35 pm on 04/04/2011

@Anne: Hahaha. I know it’ll be an adjustment, but I’m just having faith that Gary and Debra know what they’re doing.

#9
sahina @ 1:35 pm on 04/04/2011

IMO, i think it would have been better for freshly unknowns to audition for the roles, instead of already known actors.

#10
Hollywood @ 1:37 pm on 04/04/2011

I think they are perfect. Great choices

#11
joanne @ 1:38 pm on 04/04/2011

AHHH YAY GO JOSH!!

#12
peggy @ 1:38 pm on 04/04/2011

Make up artists have been successfully changing haircolor on actors for over 100 years I’m pretty sure they can make these guys believable.

I really don’t think Josh is V’s boyfriend except he is a boy and he is her friend.

But it does seem Liam and Miley are giving it another try.

#13
Lizzie @ 1:41 pm on 04/04/2011

It doesn’t matter THAT much how they look but Josh Hutcherson is an AMAZING actor, has anyone here seen Bridge to Terabithia? He was so sweet! And Peeta’s not supposed to be some sex symbol, leave that to Finnick, he needs to be charming and endearing which Josh totally is! Also there’s this thing called hair dye, I’m sure some of you have heard of it

#14
Liby @ 1:41 pm on 04/04/2011

I’m okay with Josh as Peeta, but Liam is just NOT my Gale…sigh

#15
Shnelly @ 1:43 pm on 04/04/2011

Wrong Casting. Josh looks nothing like Peeta and Liam as Gale is the worst idea ever. Not a good choice. This movie is so not going to be as good as the books.

#16
Josh Hayden @ 1:45 pm on 04/04/2011

And that my friends=R.I.P. Hunger Games. At least we still have the books

#17
veronicka @ 1:46 pm on 04/04/2011

alright with it. just like i was alright with jennifer lawrence. plus liam’s a looker

either way i would definitely have gone kaya scodelario for katniss, robbie amell for gale and freddie stroma for my peeta.

#18
Littlebit @ 1:46 pm on 04/04/2011

I know you can change hair color and get them colored contacts but are they going to, like, starve everyone before filming starts? Because everyone in the districts is pretty much emaciated with hunger, which these guys clearly are not.

#19
Joey @ 1:55 pm on 04/04/2011

People are acting like the most important thing about the characters are their hair color!! There is a lot more to those characters than hair color. It’s a lot more important that they got actors capable of displaying intense and conflicting emotions (especially for Peeta). They can dye their hair. But they can’t teach a bad actor to do a good job.

#20
maximumride @ 1:57 pm on 04/04/2011

It should be the other way around. I think Josh would be a good Gale and Liam a better Peeta. Who’s with me??

#21
lauren @ 2:07 pm on 04/04/2011

uh the only reason why is josh is up for this ****, is because hes friends with vanessa .

@robsten fan
josh and vanessa are not dating.

#22
joanne @ 2:10 pm on 04/04/2011

@lauren:

you are delusional. Josh is a great actor. i’m happy he got this role

#23
celia @ 2:14 pm on 04/04/2011

NOT HAPPY! They both are so wrong for the parts. If Josh were taller, then it may work if Josh played Gale and Liam was Peeta. But both of them are not at all what I was expecting. I’m disappointed.

#24
Lea @ 2:28 pm on 04/04/2011

Yay for Josh! Don’t know about Liam… Haven’t really seen him in anything but we’ll see if he works as Gale…

Now Alex Pettyfer just needs to snag the role of Jace in The Mortal Instruments, and I can die happy :D

#25
ugh @ 2:45 pm on 04/04/2011

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. THIS IS AWFUL. EW.

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