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? Posted 03.26.11 by reelz
Earlier this week, Lionsgate was reportedly closing in on Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) for the lead role in The Hunger Games, the studio's upcoming adaptation of the novel by Suzanne Collins. However, though Lionsgate seemed to have made their choice, Lawrence was reportedly without an offer, leaving many to wonder if another actress might land the role after all.
Not so, reports Entertainment Weekly. Lionsgate has confirmed Lawrence for the role of Katniss Everdeen, the teenage tribute from District 12 of Collins' dystopian future who is picked to compete in a televised fight to the death called "The Hunger Games". The casting of the Oscar nominated actress won the approval of Collins.
another actor up for Peeta >> Posted 03.18.11 by Ryan
Jennifer’s just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought we’d find somebody this perfect for the role. And I can’t wait for everyone to see her play it.