More HUNGER GAMES Roles Cast

Two of what Deadline calls “the most coveted roles for young actors this season” have been filled. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, based on the book by Suzanne Collins and to be directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville). Hutceherson (The Kids are All Right), will play the baker’s son Peeta Mellark and Hemsworth (The Last Song) will be Gale Hawthorne.

The movie, expected to be the first in a trilogy, is scheduled for release on March 23, 2012.

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