The Hunger Games First Look: Josh Hutcherson! Liam Hemsworth!

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Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly gave readers their first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the main Hunger Games role of Katniss Everdeen.

Now, the magazine had done the same for Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who will portray the two young man both pining for Katniss in the big screen version of this best-selling novel, Peeta and Gale, respectively.

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth EW Cover

Hemsworth, of course, is mostly known for dating Miley Cyrus. But director Gary Ross stands up for the Australian actor in an interview with the magazine and says:

“On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribe a hunk-like simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor.”

For more on The Hunger Games, pick up this issue of Entertainment Weekly - and continue to visit THG all the way through the film's March 21, 2012 release date!


I dont think liam nor josh would be good for the hunger games. In my opinion I think this movie may not thrive.


uh, what are you expecting, hulk hogan?


Josh Hutcherson looks like he belongs in this series, but Liam looks a little wimpy for the part. Don't you think so?


okay even though they look REALLY hot *cough cough*peeta*cough cough* theyre supposed to be playing serious maybe a little awkward teenagers. they look like theyre in their 20s which they really are. in the books the characters were just thrown into this thing, none really knew how to fight except for katniss reallly

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Liam Hemsworth Biography

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Melbourne, Australia
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Liam Hemsworth