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Josh Hutcherson Wants To Be Peeta Mellark in 'Hunger Games'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 13, 2011 11:29 AM
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Reveals He's Met With Director Gary Ross"The Hunger Games" casting mania has started in full earnest as Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence is almost locked down for the lead female role of Katniss Everdeen. Now her male lead, and main love interest, Peeta Mellark has to be cast, and there's a bevy of new twenty-something males vying for the part.

Jennifer Lawrence Once Again Named Frontrunner For 'The Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 5:56 AM
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Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin & Emily Browning Among The Final ContendersIn what is shaping up to be the hottest role for a young actress in Hollywood since David Fincher's search for Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," the hunt for Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" continues but it's looking more and more likely that a name long linked to the role, will be signing on the dotted line.

Chloe Moretz, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning & More Also Want To Play 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 7:29 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Not A Frontrunner For The RoleLess than 24 hours after Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Jennifer Lawrence emerged as contenders for the highly touted role of Katniss Everdeen in the gestating "Hunger Games," some more, pretty obvious names emerged. Talent that would be on any director or casting agent's wishlist for a role that needs a young female lead.

Jennifer Lawrence Frontrunner For 'Hunger Games'? Hailee Steinfeld & Abigail Breslin Also In The Mix

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 2:25 AM
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We're getting older, and we're no longer afraid to admit that. However, it does come with certain disadvantages. Our ears have aged to that point that we're now unable to hear Justin Bieber's voice, for instance. We were offered a role in a Neal Moritz-produced remake of "Cocoon" the other day. And, perhaps most importantly for this profession, we can no longer distinguish the various young-adult-novel properties that are vying to replace "Twilight" as the teen-franchise-du-jour.

'Hunger Games' Will Begin To Play On March 23, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 11:10 AM
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Bummed that both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises are coming to an end? No need to be, as Lionsgate, who know a thing or two about turning a book series into a mega-success, are set to bring "Hunger Games" -- the first installment of a trilogy based on the sci-fi novels by Suzanne Collins -- to the big screen. And soon.

Ten Dead Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 10, 2010 8:00 AM
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With John Hillcoat's 'The Promised Land' Back From The Dead, We Look At Other Films Currently In The Studio GravesLast year, pre-production was halted immediately on “The Wettest Country” -- aka John Hillcoat's "The Promised Land" starring Amy Adams, Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, possibly Scarlett Johansson, Michael Shannon, etc. -- potentially killing a film we were all very excited to see. But, stunningly, the film has found a new lease on life with the involvement of Tom Hardy (Hillcoat and LaBeouf are the only other principal talent that's back so far), warming our hearts considering since we were ready to cast it onto the pile of would-be movies dead and buried.

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