The Hollywood Reporter, among other news and entertainment agencies, reported on Monday that two key Hunger Games characters, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne, had been cast for the upcoming film adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins's popular Hunger Games trilogy. Director Gary Ross's picks for the romantic rivals? Josh Hutcherson of The Kids Are All Right for heroine Katniss Everdeen's fellow tribute, Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth of The Last Song for her best friend, Gale. Combined with Jennifer Lawrence's casting (which also rode the intense Hunger Games casting buzz), we now know the Katniss sandwich will something look like this:
I think it's pretty safe to assume they've got the pretty covered. But now that the initial shock has worn off, what do you think of the casting of these three overall? Are they what you pictured? Think they'll be able to sell the relationship(s) you've been buying? And how does this news affect your interest in seeing the movie? More excited? Less? Still don't give a damn? Spill!