I Love the Casting for the Hunger Games Movie!

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I'm coming off of spring break this week, so this is the first chance I've had to write since the big announcement of Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth playing Peeta and Gale, respectively. All I can say is, "Oh Yeah!"

Seriously, I am excited for Josh. His personality is perfect for Peeta. Sure, he's got dark hair. Hair can be altered. Personality is not so easy. He will act like Peeta with ease because he IS Peeta. And I am so glad that they went with actors based on TALENT rather than looks. That is much, much more important. I do not know much about Liam, but if Suzanne Collins agreed with the choice, I'm all for him, too.

So to all those fans out there who are disappointed, think about this: The AUTHOR of the novel--the person who conceived the entire Hunger Games trilogy and knows it better than anyone else--supports these actors for the roles. Don't you think she would know better than anyone else who is right for those parts!?  I do. So bring on the other choices! Let's see Charlie Sheen for Haymitch! :)


  1. Love the casting too. Charlie Sheen would make a great Haymitch and he wouldn't really have to act!

  2. Hello! Just because Suzanne Collins says he liked Josh as Peeta since the beginning doesn't mean the cast is alright. Forget about the hair, that's easily solved. Problem is his lack of charisma. And how many actors they auditioned anyway? They didn't auditoned enough for long. Josh was already mentioned as a front runner months ago.

    Remember that Stephenie Meyer was involved since the beggining with the Twilight films, she has always has had a a said on those movies and yet the movies are far far from her books. She is not writing the script by herself Billy Ray is taking part of that. I'm not saying the movies will be terrible but just the fact that they are not aiming for pleasing fans as the Harry potter people did is a bad sign.

  3. Ha ha! No doubt, Kimberly! Thanks for commenting! :)

  4. LOVE Josh! He would make a fantastic Peeta! And he does have charisma and charm...absolutely adored him in the Bridge to Terabithia.

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