Jennifer Lawrence was the exciting buzz recently after being cast as Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming The Hunger Games adaptation. But now that the leading lady has been cast, who will play the her male counterpart Peeta? So far director Gary Ross is eyeing Alexander Ludwig (Race to Witch Mountain), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Evan Peters (Kick-Ass) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right).
Another key role is that of Gale, Katniss’ mentor. Liam Hemsworth, David Henrie, Robbie Amell, and Drew Roy are all reading for the role.
The Hunger Games trilogy was written by Suzanne Collins and is a young adult sci-fi story about a future world where children compete in fights to the death for sport. Katniss and Peeta are both chosen to compete and attempt to survive the games and potential love.
The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23, 2012.