The Hunger Games Casting Update: Hunter Parrish as Peeta Mellark?

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Has The Hunger Games found its Peeta Mellark?

Sources tell E! News that Weeds star Hunter Parrish is in serious negotiations to take on the male lead in this anticipated movie franchise. He confirmed to the site last night that he has "met the producers" and would be "grateful" for the opportunity.

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Parrish hasn't seen a script for the film based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel trilogy yet, but it's one of the most sought after roles in Hollywood. (Alex Pettyfer is also under consideration to play Peeta.) Jennifer Lawrence is the leading contender to portray Katniss Everdeen.

Said Parrish of the outpouring of support he's received on Twitter: "You don't get much better than that. The true fans of the book. So regardless of whether I'm a part of the film or not, I feel honored to just sort of be thought of."

What do you think? Would this 23-year star be a good fit as Mellark?

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Hunter Parrish Biography

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Hunter Parrish stars on the funny Showtime series Weeds, but also has ties to Broadway. The handsome actor appeared opposite Lea Michele... More »
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