J-14 received over 3,000 responses to our polls asking readers to cast the lead roles in The Hunger Games movie, and the results are in!
Although readers would rather see an unknown actress take on the role of the film's spunky heroine Katniss, J-14ers have some familiar (and hot!) faces in mind to tackle the roles of her guy pals Gale and Peeta.
Readers voted Miley Cyrus' ex Liam Hemsworth as the actor most fit to step into Peeta's noble shoes. Though he squeaked out just 2 percent ahead of I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer. Both Liam and Alex have been expressed interest in taking on the role, and Alex exclusively told J-14 that he has been in talks with the studio.
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25 percent are rooting for an unknown actress to land her big break as Katniss --Â and many readers expressed an interest in auditioning for the part themselves. But among the famous contenders, Soul Surfer's AnnaSophia Robb trumped other known actresses like Hailee Steinfeld and Chloe Moretz with 15 percent of the vote.
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For the role of Katniss' free-spirited best friend Gale, Victorious' Avan Jogia earned a whopping 30 percent of the vote and blew away the competition, including Logan Lerman and Drew Roy, who placed a distant second and third.
Official casting announcements from Lionsgate are yet to be made. The Hunger Games starts filming later this spring and hits theaters on March 23, 2012.
Do you agree or disagree with the results of the J-14 polls? Who would you cast in The Hunger Games?
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