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Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly revealed the first images of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the teenage hero of The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ blistering dystopian trilogy about children forced to fight to the death on national TV (and due out next March). In this week’s cover story, we introduce you to the devoted young men who fight for her.
New Line/Warner Bros. has also announced that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is coming to theaters on January 27, 2012. The sequel, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman and Kristen Davis, will face thriller One for the Money on that date.
While the Internet rages with debate over the Hunger Games casting of Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as Peeta and Gale, respectively, the important decision makers, including the books’ author Suzanne Collins, have no doubts. “I was fortunate enough to be in the room with Gary Ross when Josh came in to audition,” said Collins, in a statement. “Three lines into the read I knew he’d be fantastic. Josh totally captured Peeta’s temperament, his sense of humor and his facility for language. I’m thrilled to have him aboard.”
‘The Hunger Games’: Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth complete the love triangle.
Hutcherson “The Hunger Games” has nabbed its boys. Lionsgate announced today that “The Kids Are All Right” star Josh Hutcherson (left) will play opposite Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss as fellow competitor Peeta Mellark while teen heartthrob Liam Hemsworth (“The Last Song”) will take the role of childhood friend/love interest Gale Hawthorne.