Actors Testing for Two Lead Male Roles in THE HUNGER GAMES Include Liam Hemsworth, Hunter Parrish, Josh Hutcherson and More

     March 25, 2011


While Jennifer Lawrence is now set in the lead role of Katniss in Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games, producers are currently looking to fill out the other lead roles in the cast. Apparently Lionsgate is testing a number of actors today for the two male lead roles in the film: Peeta, a boy from Katniss’ town who reveals his love for her as the Hunger Games (life-or-death games played out in the post-apocalyptic future) begin, and Gale, a character who teaches Katniss the “way of the hunter” while she’s in the games herself.

Actors testing for Peeta include the previously mentioned Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) and Evan Peters (Kick-Ass). Testing for Gale are Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), David Henrie (The Wizards of Waverly Place) among others. Hit the jump to see the full list of actors testing for each part.

Heat Vision reported the rundown of actors testing for each part opposite the 20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence.

Testing for Peeta:

Hunter Parrish – 23 years old (Weeds)

Josh Hutcherson – 18 years old (The Kids Are All Right)

Evan Peters – 24 years old (Kick-Ass)

Alexander Ludwig – 19 years old (Escape to Witch Mountain)

Lukas Till – 20 years old (Battle: LA, X-Men: First Class)

Testing for Gale:

Liam Hemsworth – 21 years old (The Last Song)

David Henrie – 21 years old (The Wizards of Waverly Place)

Robbie Amell – 22 years old (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP)

Drew Roy – 24 years old (Secretariat, Greek)

With a possible franchise looming, this could be a big break for any of these young actors. Those of you that have read Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, who do you think fits the part?

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  • hannah

    Hunter Parrish <3

  • fan

    Lucas Till

  • Alex

    David Henrie is an incredible actor, as I’ve seen on Wizards of Waverly Place. He deserves this big break.

  • James

    Alex, I agree. He’s one of the few entertaining parts of that show. I hope he gets it.

  • Carrie

    Come on Hunter!

  • Strong Enough

    “Classic literature, motherfucker!”

    ^ dead

  • Jean

    The perfect Peeta for Jennifer Lawrance Katniss is Hunter Parrish. And for Gale im not so sure for now.

  • Jeni

    Lucas Till

    and please not David Henrie :/

  • Susan

    David Henrie is awesome and soooooo talented for this part. I read the books and can envision him in this movie!

  • grace

    Hunter for Peeta. He is perrrrfect.
    and Drew Roy for Gale. Guys, he would be awesome, HE IS SO. HOT.

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  • Vinitha

    Definitely Hunter for Peeta. He’s perfect for the role. Gale… well I’m not so sure yet right now.

  • FromTheLandOfGorch

    Yayyy, another redundant and derivative twilite like series to have to permeate all of pop culture and something we all have to endure, kind of like mass societal water torture. Wait now that sounds like a movie!

  • Jill

    Drew Roy and hunter Parrish please! Lucas till is an option as well.

  • v

    David Henrie deserves for his big break, he’s so underrated now

  • Chris

    Wasn’t Hemsworth supposed to be doing Arabian Nights for Disney? What’s going on with that project?

  • Nala

    Please Audition Chord Overstreet. He is very similar to the character of Peeta Mellark

  • terry

    Definitely Hunter Parrish for Peeta and David Henrie for Gale.

  • Allen Davis

    Classic, another white only casting. So studios will make an ethnic character white, but god forbid they consider a minority for a role unless its specifically written for one.

    Why do all these film blogs, which i actually like, never think to call these studios out on their clear preference for whites and exclusion of minority actors?

  • BMW328

    I love Hunter Parish in Weeds but I’m not feeling him for Peeta…

  • mav

    David Henrie- i can totally see him as Gale. he’s been around lonnnggg before his justin role, and now he’s the lead in The Assistants. He really is a good actor and hes got a bad boy side to him too, and when he does dramatic roles he really gets into the character. Cant wait to see you in the movie david!!! C’mon! if this isnt hot i dont know what is!!! I wanna see more!

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  • jm

    Come on! (lol!)…David Henrie?!? for Gale???. all the “fans” pushing for Henrie must be family or management because there is waay to many people posting for him and really, none of the fans want him even remotely close to the role. Henrie acting opposite Jennifer Lawrence???an OSCAR NOMINATED ACTRESS??? (and gorgeous to boot). Henrie is way too goofy and not good looking enough…GOOD LORD, Lionsgate, PLEASE NO TO HENRIE AS GALE. A world of NO!.

  • Maggie

    Hunter Parrish for Peeta and Liam Hemsworth for Gale

  • Aubrey

    Josh Hutcherson for Peeta! But i really can’t see anyone as being an amazing Peeta because he has a lot of sides to him, but i think Josh might be the only actor on this list who might be able to pull it off. As for Gale, everyone is saying David Henrie. I’m not sure about him, I agree he is a good actor, i just don’t think he will be able to fill Gales shoes,. I will be dissapointed with the movie if they chose Robbie Amell for Gale. Sorry Robbie fans, he just won’t be able to pull it off.

  • gaelan

    omfg y cant peeta be alex pettyfer???????

  • Ryan

    I like Alex Pettyfer For Peeta

  • nine

    David henrie claro ele é o melhor e mais bonito e apesar de tudo ele é um ótimo ator!!!!

  • Alazare

    Jody josh is better

  • Alazare

    Hi jody

  • Alazare

    You gise are doom

  • Alazare

    Jody shut up