Miley Cyrus' ex-BF Liam Hemsworth has read the script for the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games and would reportedly love to play the role of Peeta Mellark. "It's a really, really cool story," Liam says. "It's super-dark. It's all young kids in these Hunger Games, which are crazy, insane things."
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The Hunger Games is the first of the bestselling three-book series of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Much like Liam, 16-year-old Peeta is described in the books as having ash-blond hair, blue eyes, and a strong, stocky build.
The film adaptation of The Hunger Games is still in the early stages of production, but the buzz surrounding the film's casting is already being compared to that of Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga.
Early frontrunners for the lead role of Katniss Everdeen include Hailee Steinfeld, Chloe Moretz, and Elle Fanning (who is reportedly also being considered for the role of Katniss' younger sister, Prim). Victorious' Avan Jogia is a fan favorite to play Katniss' best friend Gale.
Do you think Liam Hemsworth would make a good Peeta? Which actors would you like to see in the main Hunger Games roles?
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