Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are Alright) has been cast as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) has been cast as Gale Hawthorne in Lionsgate's upcoming production of The Hunger Games. Both will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence, who was cast as Katniss last month.
The film is looking at a March 23, 2012 release date.
I'm not thrilled about these choices; I was pulling for Hunter Parrish as Peeta. But I'm glad that Hutcherson has proven himself to be a fairly decent actor in the past; Hemsworth, not so much. I suppose we'll have to wait and see though.