March 15, 2011

The Hunger Games; Who Should Play Peeta?

After falling in love with The Hunger Games trilogy, I'm extremely interested to see who's chosen to play the leading roles in the films. So far, they're leaving me a little worried when it comes to the casting of the guys. Here are the fellas they're supposedly looking at to play Peeta Mellark. {I'm totally Team Peeta, by the way.}


Mitch Hewer from Skins


Alex Pettyfer from I Am Number Four


Chord Overstreet from Glee


Hunter Parrish from Weeds



You know how it is when you're reading a book. You picture the characters in your head. When you hear they're making the book into a movie, you can't get past the images of these people in your head no matter how hard you try.

I only see one Peeta in my mind, and it's Zach Roerig from The Vampire Diaries.



If they don't pick him, they should look for someone who looks just like him.

As far as the other guys listed above, I'm not digging any of them.

Who do you think should play Peeta Mellark?

19 comments:

Mighty M said...

I need to catch up before I can render an opinion - I haven't read the books yet. But not Alex Pettyfer, don't think he is a stellar guy "in real life".

Christine said...

Yea, I'm diggin' the guys they are looking at either. Zach would be a good choice I think.

Jennee said...

I didn't imagine any of those guys, I imagined one of my friends...because he fits Peeta to a T. Seriously, I think the author followed Sean around for a year or something.

Cathy said...

I so see him as the first guy, Mitch. I definitely have a picture of everyone in my head too. It'll be interesting to see who they cast.

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Huh. I hadn't really had anyone specific in mind for Peeta. I was all consumed with who would play Katniss. Looking at all these guys I've got to go with Zach too...100%.

fojoy said...

I read yesterday that Josh Hutcherson (the son from The Kids are Alright) read for it and is interested. I like that idea.
From the boys listed above, I think I like Mitch the best, and I am vehemently anti-Alex Pettyfer.

MiMi said...

Hunter Parrish isn't TOO bad...

Olivia Carter said...

It's hard too because I don't think there are a lot of guys that look the part that are the right age. Peta isn't like mid twenties like a lot of these guys are pushing. But there just aren't guys that look the part right now.

Stephanie the PW said...

ok... I LOVE your blog! New follower - and I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read through the Hunger Games trilogy yet, but I know I need to GET ON IT pronto!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love, love Zach as Peeta ever since you mentioned it!!
If I had to pick from the above, it'd be Alex.

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I like the first or second guy!

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Shelley said...

I thought Peeta was supposed to be chubby...maybe I remember that wrong. But he definitely should be someone who looks sweet! Some of those were good choices!

Ginger said...

I'm like you, and picture Peeta in my head, and none of these guys foot the bill. I'll have to do some research to see who I think would fit, but so far, I'm not impressed.

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Karen Peterson said...

I normally have very definite ideas of who should play certain characters from novels in the film adaptations, but I've been pretty stuck on the Hunger Games. At least for the fellas.

I really have no idea who should play Peeta. I just hope they cast Peeta, Gale and Katniss together because they all need to be close in age. Well, obviously Gale is a year older, but you know what I mean.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I so need to read these books so I can stop feeling so left out. I'm all about Mr. Chord and his "Trout Lips" or whatever the song was they sang about him on Glee the other night.

Kari said...

I'm a huge Hunger Games fan (while I do love Peeta I have to admit I'm team Gale). I'm not feeling any of these guys for Peeta. I think the actors need to all be new talent/unknowns. I'm so excited for the movie, I just hope they do a good job of sticking to the story line.

Chelsey said...

I think Alex Pettyfer would be a great Peeta. He's exactly how I imagined Peeta when I was reading the books <3

Kaitlyn said...

My top choices for the role of Peeta Mellark:
1)Zach Roerig (Vampire Diaries)
2)Mitch Hewer (Skins)
3)Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter)
4)Hunter Parrish

#1 is my most wanted choice, #4 is like the worst they can go. Which for Hunter, isn't that bad. They have to pick a Peeta that fits the role of Peeta. I would love it is Zach Roerig played Peeta!! ;)