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You've already browsed our wish list for "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire", and now that things are really starting to heat up in the casting arena, we've got a few ideas as to who should play who to throw into the mix as well!
There are a ton of new tributes who come into the picture with the second story, but these six must be cast right on the mark.
Check out our picks for each of them, vote in our polls, and hit us up in the comments and let us know what you think. Did we hit the mark, or do you picture someone totally different? Get More »
All the months of speculation, guessing, arguing and, most of all, tweeting, have finally come down to this: our first official list of contenders for the roles of Peeta and Gale in the upcoming big budget adaptation of Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" trilogy.
Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, screen tests have begun and Gary Ross is already focusing in on a few handsome faces to play opposite Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence as the boys vying for the heart of freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen.
Now the real test for fans begins: choosing sides. Let the games begin. Get More »
They say the revolution will be televised -- but when it comes to the upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games," the revolution is also being tweeted, Facebooked and blogged about like almost nothing we've seen before.
And yesterday, Lionsgate just about knocked the Earth off its axis with the announcement that Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as lead revolutionary Katniss Everdeen.
But don't worry, folks: we're here to sort through the aftermath, beginning with feedback from the man who made the big decision himself, "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross. And to hear Ross talk about it, despite months of rumor and speculation, this one was never actually in doubt. Get More »
Hold onto your mockingjays, folks, because E! Online is reporting that "Weeds" star Hunter Parrish is in talks to play Peeta Mellark in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular "Hunger Games" young adult novels.
"I've met the producers," Parrish told E! Online. "I'd be grateful to get the opportunity. Like, really grateful. It would be amazing."
Before you start doodling pictures of Parrish on the cover of your notebook, though, the news comes with one caveat: Parrish hasn't signed any deals just yet -- and he's not the only star in talks for the role, as "Beastly"'s Alex Pettyfer is also angling for the part. Get More »
Alex Pettyfer is undeniably pretty. So pretty, in fact, that movie studios -- to the delight of his fans -- have been vying to cast him in roles in highly anticipated YA fare such as Jace in "Mortal Instruments," Tom in "The Last Apprentice" and Peeta in "The Hunger Games."
But of the hot Brit's three potential roles, we're actually hoping that Pettyfer gets passed over for Peeta. There, we said it. Nothing personal, Alex, we just don't think you're right for such a critical role, especially in a movie franchise that could rival "Twilight" in terms of fan reach and box-office pull.
Sure, Pettyfer looks the part for a "Hunger Games" lead. As anyone who has read Suzanne Collins' beloved dystopian thriller knows, Peeta Mellark is handsome and strong, with blue eyes, wavy ash-blond hair and a muscular build from years of hauling 100-pound bags of flour (he's a baker's son). But Peeta is much more than a pretty face atop a sculpted six-pack. He's charismatic, kind, honest, selfless and loving -- all with an intensity that bubbles just beneath the surface, and Pettyfer just couldn't pull that off that nuanced a role. Get More »