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The Hunger Games Movie Casting Update!

As you may have heard around the blogosphere…

The actors for the characters Gale and Peeta in The Hunger Games were officially announced today!!!

Here they are…

Peeta: Josh Hutcherson Gale: Liam Hemsworth

I think Gale is OK. But Peeta? Why, oh why? Josh Hutcherson looks so young! I know they’ll probably die his hair and put in color contacts (check out what he could look like here), but will he really BE Peeta?

I guess we’ll see. Even though I’m not totally over the moon about the casting, I’m so flippin excited about this movie that nothing’s gonna get me down about it! 🙂 And just when I was warming up to Jessica Lawrence…

Next, I’m anxious to see who they cast for: Haymitch, Rue and Prim.

My personal pick for Haymitch (now that Hugh Laurie is out of the running) is: Robert Downey Jr.

For all the latest Hunger Games info, check out thehoborg.blogspot.com! (I’ve linked the URL because thehob.blogspot is some random person’s site, and I don’t want anyone to make my same mistake. 😉 )

What do you think? Do you like the actors chosen to play Peeta and Gale? Who do you want to be cast as Haymitch?

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  • Ok, Gale is hot!!!!!

    But you’re totally right, Peeta looks way too young to play such a heavy role!

    Honestly, from the 2 pictures you posted, I would switch the two characters lol!

  • Lisa

    Kelly!! That’s exactly what I thought too- they roles should def be switched!

  • These are new people to me. Well all except your pick for Haymitch. 🙂

    But the boys are new. I like Gales pick though. I can see Gale in him I think. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Lisa

    Melissa- The actor for Gale was in The Last Song with Miley Cyrus…and I’m choosing not to think of him that way. lol And, the other actor was in The Bridge to Terabithia. Not sure if that helps… 🙂

  • I haven’t seen either guy act, so I have to judge on looks alone. But I so agree with you. I’m fine with Liam, but Josh doesn’t seem like a good fit to me. I think he’ll look so young compared to Jennifer Lawrence, and they’ll end up looking awkward together. Guess we’ll have to wait and see, though. 🙂

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  • Okay. Thanks! I didn’t watch The Last Song, but I remember seeing the commercials of it. And I did see Bridge to Terabithia. I thought he kind of looked familiar but I didn’t recognize him. He grew up some. 😉 Thanks!

  • Peeta’s all wrong! Too young and he just… doesn’t look… right… I think Gale’s ok though.
    They’ve got the colourings for Peeta and Katniss mixed up: Peeta’s the blonde, Katniss has dark hair.
    Though I think your pick for Haymitch is quite good. Robert Downey Jr. will make a good drunk Haymitch (did you see him in Sherlock Holmes?).
    Thanks for the update!