Hunger Games Hopefuls Testing Today
03.26.11 by REELZ
For a few lucky young actors, plans for Saturday include testing for one of two male lead roles for the highly anticipated movie adaption of Hunger Games.
The Hollywood Report writes that five actors are testing today for the role of Peeta, the love interest of Katniss Everdeen, who will be played by Jennifer Lawrence — Josh Hutcherson (pictured), 18, (The Kids Are All Right), Alexander Ludwig, 19, (Escape to Witch Mountain), Hunter Parrish, 23, (Weeds), Lucas Till, 20, (X-Men: First Class), and Evan Peters, 24, (Kick-Ass).
Four hopefuls are also auditioning for the role of Gale — Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), Robbie Amell (True Jackson, VP), and Drew Roy (Hannah Montana).
THR reports that the actors are testing in front of director Gary Ross. Lawrence is set to already co-star with one of the hopefuls — Till in this summer's X-Men: First Class.
Two of these actors will soon be on the cusp of fame. What did you do this weekend? Who are your picks for Gala and Peeta?