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It's a pretty common belief among us YA book-to-film junkies that Veronica Roth's "Divergent" is on the fast track to become the next big thing in adaptive movies. Between lightning-paced action sequences, hardcore dystopian kids and one well-restrained romance, all the necessary ingredients for a star-making phenom are built right in.
While Shailene Woodley's now been tapped to handle the central female role Beatrice "Tris" Prior, the gentleman hero position Four is still wide open, and "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig wants it. Bad. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• After hunting Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games," Alexander Ludwig is now setting his sights on Abigail Breslin as he signs on for "Final Girl," according to Variety. The film revolves around a girl who, after being by a group of teenage boys, turns the tables by hunting them. Sheesh, Alex, pick on someone your own size for once!
• Here's a true-life story that occurred strictly so Sacha Baron Cohen could star in a movie about it someday. Deadline reports that "The Dictator" star is attached to "The Lesbian," a dark comedy inspired by the life of Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. Get More »
That bunch knows how to sizzle before the camera. But did you know Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) can also air-puppetteer her own face? Or that Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) can make an insane cricket chirping noise on cue? Or that Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) can perform magic tricks for a crowd? Get More »
Alexander Ludwig has received his orders.
"Lone Survivor" is based on Marcus Luttrell's memoir that details how he and his Navy SEAL team members were ambushed in Afghanistan by Taliban forces during a 2005 covert mission to kill a terrorist leader in the Hindu Kush mountain region. Get More »
Summer in New York has been all sorts of record-breaking hot, and I'm not just talking about the weather! This July, I decided to take a break from waiting outside talk shows and it back to my roots of meeting celebrities on film and television sets.
Not only was I able to stage a run-in with James McAvoy, who is filming "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" here in New York, but, by crossing a state line or three, I also got to meet "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig and "Twilight"'s Taylor Lautner on the set of "Grown Ups 2" in Massachusetts.
Not to brag, but I am surprised that I haven't suffered heat stroke from being around three massive movie-making hotties during all of these East Coast heat waves. Get More »
There may only be a few things officially lined up for "The Hunger Games" at this year's Comic-Con event (we can probably — hopefully! — count on a proper "Catching Fire" cast and filmmaker panel next summer), but there's still some real potential for the annual shindig-o-geekery to make us feel like we're living right there in Victor's Village.
The only question is: In which arenas will the tributes prevail?
Alexander Ludwig is ready to lighten up a little bit.
The young actor, who played the villainous Cato in "The Hunger Games," will laugh it up in the comedy sequel, "Grown Ups 2," according to Variety.
Ludwig will be playing the role of David Spade's son (we don't know why, but we find that very amusing). Just what kind of father-son relationship they have in the movie remains to be seen, but we have a feeling it might involve some tension and/or conflict. Get More »
Faithful as it was to the source material, "The Hunger Games" still had more than its fair share of on-screen surprises.
Even so, the following eight moments had our jaws on the floor.
Do be warned: this list is full of delicious spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, you may want to bookmark this column for later. Get More »
With his naturally blond hair and muscular shoulders, it's no surprise that Alexander Ludwig was one of many young Hollywood actors who auditioned to play Katniss' love interest Peeta in "The Hunger Games." When he didn't get the part, director Gary Ross offered him the role of Cato, the most fearsome of the 24 Tributes.
Ludwig smartly snapped up the role and made the character his own, committing to an intense fitness and weapons-training regime that left him as dexterous with a sword as Jennifer Lawrence was with a bow and arrow. So he may not be the Boy with the Bread, but he's poised to impress as the Boy with the Brute Strength. Get More »