Lionsgate Testing Actors Today to Star in ‘Hunger Games’ Opposite Jennifer Lawrence

Testing for the Peeta role is taking place today and, according to insiders, here are the contenders:

Josh Hutcherson: A Hollywood vet at 18 years old, he starred with Brendan Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earthand toplines the sequel later this year. He established indie cred last year by appearing in the critical hit The Kids Are All Right. (ICM, The Beddingfield Company)

Alexander Ludwig: the 19-year old Canadian starred in 2009’s Escape to Witch Mountain as well as 2007’s The Seeker: The Dark is Rising. (ICM)

Hunter Parrish: the 23-year old starred in Broadway’s Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening and now is one of the stars of Showtime’s Weeds. (WME, Management 360)

Lucas Till: The 20-year old is having quite a year: He is currently on screen in Battle: Los Angeles and plays Havok in May’s X-Men: First Class. (APA, Luber Roklin Entertainment)

Evan Peters: The 24-year old may be best known to the geek-set for playing one of Aaron Johnson’s best friends in Kick-Ass. He recurred on a recent season of One Tree Hill and has been working plenty in TV, with recent credits including The OfficeThe Mentalist andParenthood. (Gersh, Luber Rokin Entertainment)

For Gale, sources say the list includes, but is not limited to:

Liam Hemsworth, who is best known for starring opposite Miley Cyrus in The Last Song.

David Henrie — One of the stars of Wizards of Waverly Place and a regular on How I Met Your Mother. Set to star in the CBS pilot for The Assistants.

Robbie Amell –starred as Fred in the recent straight-to-DVD Scooby Doo! movies and was one of the stars of Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP.

Drew Roy, a Disney Channel and ABC Family actor (Hannah MontanaGreek) who is one of the stars of TNT’s high-profile sci-fi series Falling Skies.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
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