The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has been dating her British actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult after the couple met on the set of X-Men: First Class. Jennifer has now spoken out about her relationship with Nicholas, saying that he is her best friend and they get on so well together.
The search for a suitable candidate to play Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel ‘Catching Fire’ has been narrowed down to three actors.
E! Online has reported that Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund are the three names in the frame for the much-coveted role. Finnick Odair is a former Hunger Games winner who befriends Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss Everdeen, in the sequel to the hit movie.
Robert Pattinson had been linked to the role, but has now ruled himself out.
E! quoted an insider as saying that a decision could be made by the end of this week, but also claims that another source says unknown actors are being considered.
Armie Hammer played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network and is set to star in The Lone Ranger next year, and many are supporting the decision to cast him as Finnick.
Meanwhile, Taylor Kitsch starred in Battleship, and played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also played Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights.
Garrett Hedlund appeared in Troy, Tron: Legacy, and co-stars with Kristen Stewart in her new movie On The Road.
Whoever they choose, we’re sure it will be another hit, and can’t wait to see Catching Fire which is based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy. The movie will debut on Nov. 22, 2013.
Josh Hutcherson says he hasn’t changed “at all” despite the phenomenal success of his movie, The Hunger Games.
The 19-year-old actor has been propelled into heartthrob status and screamed at by thousands of girls at premieres around the world.
However, Josh told MTV News that he has remained grounded and doesn’t really have a lavish lifestyle, revealing that he prefers to live a low-key existence.
“I’ve changed a lot. I wear nothing but high-end designer suits. I fly private everywhere,” he joked, before adding: “I haven’t changed at all.”
“I was expecting it to be a huge difference and it hasn’t been, and I can’t tell you how relieved I am. It’s been so low-key and people who do recognise me have been awesome, cool and not crazy.”
But one thing Josh doesn’t want to change is his love for getting tattoos, although he knows he has to get to a certain status before he can cover his body in them: “The last one I got was six months ago,” he revealed. “I have an anchor ship creation on my back.”
“I need to have the kind of career Angelina Jolie has first. They’re not gonna hire guys covered in tattoos. I need to make sure they hire me first.”
The Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence, is rarely seen without a bow and arrow close to her side in the movie. But while she sports casual clothes and no make-up in the film, it was a very different story when the actress appeared on Spanish TV.
Jennifer, 21, appeared on El Hormiguero in a tight black and cream Victoria Beckham dress. Jennifer plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie, a teenager who has to fight for her life on TV after volunteering to step in for her younger sister. In the trailer and stills for the film, the actress is shown expertly showing off her archery skills.
And despite wearing unsuitable clothing for the activity, Jennifer was all for demonstrating her skills again by using a bow and arrow on set to aim at a watermelon. A bemused Jennifer played along and still managed to look stylish and collected as she pointed her bow.
But as she was asked to carry out other odd activities she screwed up her face or laughed at what was put in front of her, including when she was handed plastic action dolls of the characters in the movie.
The movie doesn’t get released in Spain until Thursday, but it has so far received rave reviews at the American box office.
Hunger Games’ star Josh Hutcherson has revealed that his two late uncles are the reason behind his equal rights campaigning.
The 19-year-old actor has been working closely with ‘Straight But Not Narrow’, a group working towards equal rights for same sex couples wanting to marry in the US. Speaking to E!, Josh revealed that two of his uncles, who passed away from AIDS at the height of the epidemic, are his motivation fir campaigning.
Josh explained: “They were in their early thirties, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon. Both passed away at about the time I was born.”
Recalling a letter he received from a 14-year-old in Florida, he said: “He was in this very right wing and religious sort of area and he sent a letter saying how SBNN changed his life, and how he was able to feel more comfortable coming out to his friends. I was almost bawling reading it. That makes all our work worth it.”
Josh continued: “This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me. Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people’s lives better? That’s the stuff I’m most proud of.”
‘The Hunger Games' has enjoyed one of the most successful box office openings in cinema history around the world.
For the fourth weekend in a row, The Hunger Games has come out on top of the domestic box office, holding off three new wide releases from the top spot.
The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, has earned $337.1 million after 24 days and is on target for a final domestic total of about $375 million. The only other 2012 releases likely to reach those sort of figures are franchise films The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The stars recently spoke about their preperation for their roles in the film, with Liam Hemsworth saying: “My character lives in district twelve and is living in a depression and is not eating a lot, so I lost quite a bit of weight for the role. I find it much easier to gain weight than lose it. It was tough not eating.”
The sequesl to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, has had a scheduling problem with Jennifer Lawrence recently, who will be returning to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen. Jennifer is also signed on to do the X-Men: First Class sequel, which could get in the way of Catching Fire. However, Coming Soon claim that Fox will film X-Men: First Class 2 in January, allowing Catching Fire to be filmed this year. Phew!
With Gary Ross walking away from The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Lionsgate have got a job on their hands to find a new director to helm the project. They will be hoping to name the new Catching Fire director as soon as possible, so that they do not delay the project too much.
The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson has become a household name around the world, thanks to his portrayal of Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. However, Josh is set to appear in the movie Detention, which was filmed before The Hunger Games and Detention director Joseph Kahn has been praising the actor.
There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about The Hunger Game director Gary Ross and whether or not he would be returning to direct The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. However, it appears that the whole matter has now been cleared up.
The Hunger Games director Gary Ross has revealed the reasons behind his decision not to return to direct the sequel Catching Fire. There have been many rumours regarding Gary’s stance on Catching Fire and he has now decided to set the record straight.
It was recently suggested that singer and actress Miley Cyrus was suffering from anorexia after she left a tweet about fast food. However, Miley has spoken out about the claims, stating that she in not anorexic but there was a reason behind the tweet.
The Hunger Games has become one of the biggest movies of all time, has broken many records and could yet break further records to come. However, the cast of The Hunger Games have admitted that the roles that they played did not come without their challenges.