MTV News caught up with actor Liam Hemsworth during the Sundance Film Festival today, and the actor revealed that he’s read The Hunger Games script and is interested in the role of Peeta.
“I read the script,” said the 21-year-old star, who was in Park City to go snowboarding with his older brother, actor Chris Hemsworth. “It’s a really, really cool story.”
The actor, known to many as Miley Cyrus’ ex-boyfriend, expressed interest in the film, adding, “I love action … gritty kinda stuff like that.”
For fans worried that the PG-13 adaptation will tone down the action in the book, Hemsworth said, “It’s super-dark. It’s all young kids in these Hunger Games, which are crazy, insane things.”
Hemsworth, who described the project as “definitely something different,” says he could “possibly” see himself taking on the role of Peeta. While he hasn’t yet met or auditioned for the film’s director, Gary Ross, he told MTV, “I mean, it’s pretty early right now. … But, yeah, I’m sure I’ll meet [him] on it soon.”.
This is the first we’ve heard of a potential Peeta having read the script! What do you think of Liam in the role?