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)