Monday, April 4, 2011

Peeta and Gale Cast in HUNGER GAMES

Josh Hutcherson is Peeta Mellark.

Liam Hemsworth is Gale Hawthorne.


I'm being cautiously optimistic about this whole movie, so I'm reserving judgment, as I've never seen either of these guys act. Plus, they didn't cast Alex Pettyfer for Peeta, which was my only dealbreaker. (Yeah, I would've been singing a different tune if they chose Pettyfer.) But our friends at Forever YA are NOT pleased, to say the least! (And since they had an awesome dream cast, who can blame them?) What are you thinking? Has anyone seen these guys in anything?

Two articles on the announcements:

And the boys again...
(They're totally going to make Peeta blond, no worries!)


  1. I actually like Josh's look for Peeta, but I'm not sure about Liam. He looks more jock-ish than I think Gale should. (I imagine Gale more like a jungle cat, with sharper angles.)

  2. ^ agree wholeheartedly. Isn't Gale supposed to be darker skinned? Maybe it's just how I envisioned him. But like Annie said, I also thought of sharper angles; someone more like one of the wolf pack in Twilight. I just didn't at all expect a fair skinned pretty-boy. Hmmm.... hopefully the magic of movies will make this work.

  3. Don't know anything about these particular actors, but I've been frustrated with the white-washing of the cast all around. The racial politics of HG are very layered and reflect some of the current demographic realities of our country. It's extremely disappointing to me that the big three have all been taken from Hollywood's typical WASP catalog.

  4. Well, I love Josh. He was fantastic in Bridge to Teribithia, and he's already a fan of the Hunger Games so he should do the character proud. I don't know about Gale, but he's Aussie so I'm already in agreement with that.

  5. I've seen both of them and thought they were phenomenal.
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  6. I have little faith in Liam... I have a bad feeling in my gut he won't be able to portray the emotions that his character does throughout the series. I just saw The Last Song and honestly, i just find him tall and awkward. His eyebrows bother me like crazy, too. >->

    Josh I don't mind, though. The shape of his eyes totally scream Peeta.
    Maybe I'm just being picky o-o;

  7. Well, I'm hoping that both guys are good actors. (I've never seen them act) And as long as the movie people give them a little make up and a lot of hair-dye, I think they might work.

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  8. These are the first pictures I've seen of these boys.


    We'll see.

  9. I expected Gale to be more rough around the edges and not such a pretty boy. I'm not too sure who would be a good Peeta but that wasn't what I had in mind.

    I guess it will come down to their acting and ability to portray the characters. I have seen Liam Hemsworth in a few things (as well as his brother) and he isn't a phenomenal actor so I was disappointed with this choice.

  10. Whoa totally did not expect Liam Hemsworth! I just really hope he can portray Gale well. We'll see about that. Josh Hutcherson I'm okay with...I guess. I'd like to see what he looks like with blond hair. Thanks for this, I didn't even know Peeta and Gale were cast!


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