Hometown: Union, Kentucky
Where You’ll Find Him: In “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, with Vanessa Hudgens in theaters February 10, and then starring as Peeta in “The Hunger Games”, in theaters March 23.
On Love at First Sight: “I don’t think I’ve had love at first sight. But, I’ve definitely had moments where I’ve see a person, and I’m like, ‘Wow, there is something different about you, and I really want to get to know you.’ I haven’t really gained up the courage to talk to those girls. I still get a little nervous when talking to girls. Which is awful, and embarrassing, because I feel like I shouldn’t.”
On Peeta’s Love for Katniss: “That kind of love, I haven’t experienced, except with my family, thus far. But, I definitely look forward to the day at one point, where I get to meet a girl where I have the same love for her that I have for my family. Because, that love I have for my family is undying, unconditional. You know my little brother can get pretty hot headed sometimes, and you kind of want to punch him. But, you love them so much you’d do anything for them.”
A new video featuring Josh and Vanessa and the rest of the cast promoting “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” has appeared online. The video covers the movie from all angles and features input from all the actors in the production. You can check it out online here or watch it below.
Last night, Josh was in attendance at the GQ ‘Men of the Year’ 2011 Party. “The Hunger Games” co-star Jackie Emerson, who plays tribute Foxface, was also there. Photos from the night have been added and hopefully some more will become available.
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As we told you previously, Josh appeared on Monday’s morning segment of ‘Good Morning America’ to introduce the official theatrical trailer for “The Hunger Games”. Captures from the video have been added and can be seen below.
People.com have released a teaser to their behind-the-scenes special on “The Hunger Games”. The magazine hits the stands today, 17 November 2011, and promises new interviews and snippets from the cast.
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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which Tributes? must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobsons Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.
Big thank you to WB. for sending along the official synopsis and HD trailer downloads for Josh’s upcoming movie, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”. The film will be released February 2012 and stars Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine.
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In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” the new 3D family adventure “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” begins when young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It’s a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret.
Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzmán) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” is directed by Brad Peyton (“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”). It also stars Michael Caine as Sean’s grandfather, Alexander Anderson, and Kristin Davis as Sean’s mom, Liz Anderson.
The film is produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, and Charlotte Huggins, from a screenplay by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, story by Richard Outten and Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn. Serving as executive producers are Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Marcus Viscidi, Michael Bostick and Evan Turner. David Tattersall (“Gulliver’s Travels”) is the director of photography; Bill Boes (“Fantastic Four”), the production designer; David Rennie (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”), the editor; Denise Wingate (“Wedding Crashers”), the costume designer; and Academy Award© nominee Boyd Shermis (“Poseidon”), the visual effects supervisor. Music will be composed by Andrew Lockington.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is a New Line Cinema presentation of a Contrafilm production and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Photos of Josh signing autographs, taking photos with fans and being interviewed have been added. The trailer was uploaded in our previous post; screen captures of the trailer can be seen here. Videos, taken by fans, have also been uploaded on Youtube.
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The trailer will be attached to the theatrical release of “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″.
The full trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film THE HUNGER GAMES, which will be released by Lionsgate on March 23, 2012, debuted today. Following its national broadcast premiere on ABC’s Good Morning America in which the trailer was introduced by Josh Hutcherson, it was made available worldwide on iTunes Movie Trailers (www.itunes.com/trailers). The trailer can be viewed here.
In an attempt to preserve the anticipation and mystery that fans are relishing, the trailer only shows footage from the first half of the film, chronicling events leading up to but not including the Games themselves. After giving fans their first look at all of the book’s beloved characters brought to life, giving viewers who haven’t read the book vital information about the world of Panem, the trailer ends with an electrifying cliffhanger right as Katniss enters the arena.
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While the odds may not be in favor of these actors in the arena, they certainly were in the casting room. In what was one of the most-watched casting calls for young actors since Twilight, auditions for The Hunger Games were a battle royale in their own right. Anxious to make the cut, hopefuls went all out: they covered their faces with dirt, put twigs in their hair, and wielded various weapons (including a Nerf crossbow and plastic butcher knife). It was all for the chance to play the “tributes” who fight each other to the death in contests broadcast throughout Panem (the futuristic ruins of North America) in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s wildly popular young-adult novels. Ultimately, director Gary Ross took a liking to a fresh-faced cast that includes stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, and a host of new breakout actors. Scroll your mouse over their faces to get the basics on the soon-to-be household names, and read about how they got their highly coveted roles. Read more at the source.
This unfussy one sheet is a simple yet compelling look at the baker’s son. Pictured in profile and wearing a plain T-shirt, Peeta appears determined and yet somehow vulnerable, all at the same time. (Not to mention he looks so young, right?!) I just want to reach through the computer screen, give him a hug and tell him everything will be all right. But, again, as any bona fide “Hunger Games” acolyte will tell you, Peeta boasts plenty of mettle without my meddling.
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MTV News: You’ve experienced the whole award and recognition thing before, but how does it feel to be named to our New Class?
Josh Hutcherson: It’s very nice, especially to be considered with the group I’m in here with, all peers of mine I admire very much. I’ve been an actor for a long time, so to finally get some recognition from some people that I think are really cool is pretty nice.
MTV: It seems like this past year has been a whirlwind. Take us through all the projects you’re juggling at the moment.
Hutcherson: It’s been crazy. I shot “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” the end of last year and the beginning of this year, then I went into a little short film I shot in Cuba with Benicio Del Toro [“7 Dias en La Habana”], which was really fun, and then this summer the whole time I spent shooting “The Hunger Games,” which was an amazing experience. Very exciting, and I can’t wait for that to come out.
MTV: Is there someone in the business whose career you’d like to emulate?
Hutcherson: I have a few people. I’ve always been a big Jake Gyllenhaal fan. I like how he goes from doing a bigger studio movie to a more independent film. I am a huge Christian Bale fan; I think he’s incredible and can play any role and kill it. And I’m also a die-hard Ryan Gosling fan, so those are my guys I’d like to be like.
MTV: Do you make a conscious effort to go from smaller, independent films as well as big studio films?
Hutcherson: Yeah. It’s all about balance; everything in life is about balance, in my opinion. You have to do the big studio movies to keep people caring about you in a way, and also for me, I’ve been really fortunate. I haven’t done any big studio movies that suck. They’ve all been good material and that’s the most important thing for my career, to choose the right material and to choose the characters that I care about and stories I want to tell, so that’s kind of how I’ve gone about my career since I was 9, more or less.
MTV: So let’s talk briefly about “The Hunger Games” and that crazy audition process.
Hutcherson: For the audition process, I came in the first time and read a few scenes for [director] Gary Ross and [author] Suzanne Collins and some of the other producers involved. Then maybe about a week or so, maybe two weeks later, I came in and did a screen test with [co-star] Jennifer [Lawrence], where I actually read the scenes with her so they could see how the chemistry worked. Both of them felt really great, but as an actor, you just pick apart every single thing that you do, so for me, I was on pins and needles waiting to find out. And then when I finally found out, my jaw hit the floor. I was so excited. Read more at the source.