By Ashley Spencer
Just over a week after Jennifer Lawrence won the leading role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie, J-14 can exclusively confirm that Lucas Till did a screen test (one of the final steps of the audition process) for an HG role this weekend.
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Lucas has long been a front-runner for the part of Katniss' fellow district 12 competitor, Peeta Mellark, and now it looks like he's that much closer to nailing the role. Following his screen test, however, Lucas admitted that he's not getting his hopes up too high, since there are several other famous faces still being considered for the role, reportedly including Josh Hutcherson and Hunter Parrish.
But Lucas has a definite leg up on his competition --Â he's already appeared in a flick with Jennifer Lawrence, costarring in this summer's X-Men: First Class.
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