EW's New First Look Cover at Peeta and Gale in 'The Hunger Games'
This one's for the ladies! Entertainment Weekly has just unveiled their new cover for The Hunger Games that features the two male leads who all the female fans are supposed to swoon over. On the left is Liam Hemsworth, young brother of Chris (Thor), as Gale Hawthorne from Katniss' own District 12; on the right is Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, also from District 12. EW also unveiled the first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in May. "I think it's going to blow people's minds when they see that Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life," Hutcherson tells EW. How spicy! Check out the full-size cover shot below.
The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, is about a girl living a dystopian future who joins a survival contest, known as the Hunger Games, to save her community. Directing the big screen adaptation is Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) who also wrote the screenplay. In addition to both Hemsworth and Hutcherson, the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley and even Donald Sutherland. Lionsgate will be releasing The Hunger Games in theaters on March 23rd, 2012 early next year. We just saw that first poster - hopefully a trailer soon, too?