peeta-mellark-josh-hutcherson-the-hunger-games-22323866-630-822Soon to be seen in the family adventure JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, former child-star JOSH HUTCHERSON stands to score really big next month with his take on Peeta Mellark, the central character in the big-screen adaptation of SUZANNE COLLINS’ young-adult bestseller THE HUNGER GAMES. Co-written and directed by GARY ROSS, THE HUNGER GAMES cast also includes JENNIFER LAWRENCE, LIAM HEMSWORTH, ELIZABETH BANKS, WOODY HARRELSON, ALEXANDER LUDWIG and STANLEY TUCCI.

A popular actor who managed to make the change from kid actor to teen hunk, HUTCHERSON recently explained to us why he wanted the role in THE HUNGER GAMES and why he feels so close to the character of PEETA. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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JOURNEY 2: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND opens in theaters 2/10
THE HUNGER GAMES opens in theaters 3/23