‘Hunger Games’ Looks For Male Lead / Tween Girl Fantasy Crush

Friday, March 25 by

One of these lucky actors will have tween girls screaming at them whenever they go outside, and not because they’re hideous to look at. The opposite reason, in fact. Lionsgate is looking for a heartthrobbish dude to star in Hunger Games – a Twilight-in-waiting – as Jennifer Lawrence‘s love interest.

So who are the contestants in this dystopian death match of a casting call? Front runners include: Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right), Evan Peters (Kickass), Hunter Parish “Weeds“), Lukas Pill (Battle: Los Angeles) and Alexander Ludwig (Escape To Witch Mountain).

The role they’re vying for is Peeta. I don’t know if the character is an animal rights nut, but I do know that he claims to be madly in love with Lawrence’s character Katniss right before they enter the life-or-death survival games. Is he for real or is he just playing her to help get precious, precious SurvivaPoints? You’ll have to watch the book or see the movie, and so far, I plan to do neither. (Hollywood Reporter)


  1. March 25, 2011 6:53 pm


    first of all there are no tweens screaming anything. They only people that read this series are like high schoolers and adults.

  2. March 25, 2011 6:53 pm


    YOu won’t read or see it? Then you’re seriously missing something great. Because this is NOTHING like Twilight. For one, it does not revolve around the love story and it does have some social criticism and charecterisation. They picked the right director the right leading actress. Plus, did I mention the fact that Katniss is a kick-ass independant but yet vulnerable and likeable girl. Not a whiny affective dependant defenseless girl like bella. Comparing a masterpiece like Hunger Games to Twilight is just ridiculous. In young adult litterature, this is Harry Potter comparison material!

  3. March 25, 2011 6:53 pm


    Why don’t they audition the guy from Glee. He is evrything about Peeta

  4. March 25, 2011 6:53 pm

    Blue Molecule

    The casting is really narrowed and extremely poor. As physique most of these guys are even shorter or even younger than Jennifer Lawrence.

    Have Logan Lerman and Chord Overstreet audition for Peeta and Gale. These two will make an awesome pair for Jennifer.

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