Tid: 15:52:26 · Datum: 2012-01-26

Teen Hollywood har intervjuat Josh om "The Hunger Games", och det är inte direkt några nya svar från honom. Men han pratar lite kort om scenen vid Cornicopian och hur mycket han relaterar till sin roll som Peeta.

"Hunger Games" tidbits from Peeta: Josh Hutcherson

Some "Hunger Games" fans can accept cute Josh Hutcherson, as a blonde Peeta Mellark, others are skeptical. We asked the young star about his feelings on the role and his reaction to the latest footage he's seen. BTW, Josh has now dyed his hair very, very dark brown. I guess, in some ways, it wasn't more fun being a blonde...

Have you seen any more finished shots for the film? How are you reacting so far?
I can't wait for it to come out. I've seen some of the footage and the cornucopia stuff looks amazing; the countdowns when we all rush in, the way Gary [Ross, the director] edited it, it looks incredible.

Very cool. We hear you were a big fan of the novels and really had your heart set on playing Peeta.
Yeah. I said out loud that if I didn't get that role, I didn't know what I was gonna do. I had no idea. I was gonna keep acting but I never read a role that I connected with as much and that I felt like I was more right for in my life, so if I didn't get it then I was like "Well, am I just a bad actor then?" Because Peeta is so much who I am how can I not play myself?

Wow. There was a huge reaction to your cover on Entertainment Weekly. Some fans of the books liked you as Peeta and others didn't. How did you react to that?
I don't read a lot of stuff online or otherwise. I think everyone is gonna have their opinion especially when you have such a beloved book. People want to see it done right. What people have to keep in mind is that Gary Ross was hired by the studio and the studio is working with the author Suzanne Collins because they all have a united vision for the project. So having her involved in the process I think helped a lot and having her come out and say the things she did about the casting, for me, really gave me a vow of confidence I think.

Why did you connect so much with the Peeta character?
For me, Peeta has a very strong belief that no matter what circumstance you're in, you have to maintain who you are as a person and stay true to yourself and that's my biggest moral as a human being. As well as he has a very self-deprecating sense of humor and he's good at communicating with people. I felt like his voice and his overall existence was very much who I was.


Tid: 17:37:30 · Datum: 2012-01-25

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Tidigare [länk] la jag upp ett utdrag från Total Film's kommande intervju med Josh, och nu har hela intervjun med scans kommit ut. Läs den nedan eller klicka på bilderna ovan.

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Was it odd coming back to Journey... without Brendan Fraser?
It was a little weird. To me it doesn't feel like it's the same movie. It's a different adventure with a different cast and in a different place.

What was the scariest stunt you had to do?
I'm a producer's worst nightmare because I'm always trying to do my own stunts. But I've played sports all my life and I work out so I was physically ready for anything.

Any injuries?
Yeah, I was flying on top of a giant bumblebee and I fell off and rolled my ankle severely. It was pretty gnarly.

Next up is "The Hunger Games". How gruelling was the audition process?
Mentally it was tough because I'd never connected with a character more than I did with Peeta. I felt he was so much like who I am as a person that I was like, "If I dont get it, I won't understand." It drove me crazy.

If it becomes the new "Twilight", are you prepared?
I'm terrified of what my life could become. As an actor, everyone hopes one day to be that well known but at the same time to be thrust into it instantaneously is overwhelming. If it does happen, I'll be grateful and terrified at the same time.

Apart from your recent co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Jennifer Lawrence, which actress would you most like to get jiggy with on screen?
Eva Mendes. I know she's 10 years older than me but a guy can dream! It's the movies, anything's possible!


Tid: 14:49:48 · Datum: 2012-01-23

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson on Journey 2

It's one of the world's favourite honeymoon destinations, so who wouldn't fall in love in Hawaii?  When two of Hollywood's most alluring young actors Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson found themselves on location in Hawaii shooting "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" it was a no-brainer that they'd hook up. But that was more than a year ago and their lives have changed enormously since then. No longer a couple, Hutcherson, 19, is about to achieve global stardom thanks to his upcoming role in the hotly anticipated "Hunger Games".


If Hudgens and Hutchersons love affair while filming "Journey 2" - captured daily by paparazzi on the island - looked effortless, then both will confess that the actual filming was not so easy.

However, neither of them actually trained for their roles. "We're lucky because we're both physically active people," says Hutcherson. "She does kick-boxing and yoga which are complete polar opposites in my opinion, and I've played sports all my life and I work out so we were both physically ready."

"I was most anxious about the scuba diving scenes. Vanessa was already scuba certified but I got scuba certified for the movie but now that I'm certified I really love to go on dives."

Fortsätt läsa [länk].


Tid: 16:32:34 · Datum: 2012-01-21
Under tiden som bloggen låg nere för ett par dagar sedan vad det flera intervjuer som det var meningen att jag skulle lägga upp. Jag länkade till dem på twitter men la aldrig upp dem här, så här är de fyra intervjuerna.

Josh Hutcherson gets hungry

Josh Hutcherson on what appealed to him about the character of Peeta.
I never read a character I related to more, honestly. He has this idea that no matter what situation you're in and where you are, you have to stay true to yourself and the values you stand by. That's pretty much the moral I live my life by.

On preparing for "The Hunger Games" fandom.
It's hard. I don't know if anyone can prepare for that kind of thing. I've never been part of a project that had so much anticipation surrounding it before we even started filming. It brings added pressure, but at the same time it makes you strive to work better and harder. I think we've done a really good job on the film and I hope people like it, especially the fans. In fact, I know they will.

Fortsätt läsa [länk].

We chat one on one with Vanessa Hudgens & Josh Hutcherson about all things fun & mysterious

Lovely to see you again after the excitement of yesterday's red carpet! It was pretty crazy, how did that feel?
It was pretty out there! It was exciting to see so many people who had come out to support the movie and screaming and being excited, it was cool!

Girls made posters and I think you even got a marriage proposal, I was waiting for you to get down on bended knee!
Yeah I got proposed too which was a first for me, which was exciting, I respectfully declined, at this point in my life a wife is too much for me to handle.

Fortsätt läsa [länk].

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Tid: 23:52:52 · Datum: 2012-01-18

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Today Online Singapore har intervjuat Josh om "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" och nedan finns ett utdrag från intervjun. De har även lagt upp tre nya bilder [se ovan].

Just Josh-ing around

You're the only one who's made it from Journey 1 to Journey 2, what was it like being the old hand when everyone else is a newbie?
It was kind of cool. I kind of felt I had the earned my stripes a bit, being the only one remaining from the first film. But it was great experience. When I heard we were making a sequel, I got really excited and couldn't wait to see what kind of crazy stories that they conjured up.

Did you pop the DVD in to revisit yourself in the original?
Not so much. I was 14 when I shot the first one, so I've grown up a lot myself. So I kind of re-invented the character a little bit. (Laughs)

What was it like working with the legendary Michael Caine?
It was really fun. Working with Michael was what like you said - legendary. He's absolutely an icon. He's someone - obviously, as an actor - I look up to. What's really cool about it is that even though he's going on 80 years old, he still has fun. And he's still outgoing and charismatic. And for me, it's really reassuring to see that, because that's how I am! And to know that you can still be like that, even when I'm going on 80... I'm excited about that.

Did you manage to snag any acting tips or advice from him?
Not so much. It was more watching how he is as a person that really impressed me.

How grueling was it physically?
It was pretty demanding physically. It was a lot of running from things, jumping, getting taken out by weird creatures and flying around on a giant bumble bee so it was a lot of work. And it was quite a lot of green screen as well but it was green screen integrated with reality, so it was very physically demanding shoot. Yes, you had to use your imagination and in that situation, you just can't hold back, you have to go for it.

Did you guys manage pull pranks on each other?
Something that we always do is that you take a long stick or branch, and stand behind far away and kind of poke their ears, so that they think there's something crawling inside their brain. So they will always freak out and try and get it out of their heads, so that was pretty funny. That's our biggest practical joke. The thing is with Dwayne being there, he's such a giant goofball! He's always just being funny like saying funny things and just making jokes. It was overall a really fun experience.

Fortsätt läsa [länk].


Tid: 16:44:55 · Datum: 2012-01-18

Josh and Vanessa take a journey

You spent two hours with fans at the Aussie premiere of your film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island".
Josh: It was quite a long, ah, journey. I've never had fans be more nice and so genuinely meaning 'thank you' when they said it.


Josh, do you get the impression the business would like to keep you as the Zathura or Bridge to Terabithia boy forever?
Josh: They're OK with us growing up. Since I first started, my goal was to act forever. I knew the transition from child actor into adult actor is one that not everyone gets the luxury of making and some fizzle out. It's about finding the right scripts, doing things that are different, not getting typecast.

Will you still be doing it when you're pushing 80, like your "Journey 2" co-star Michael Caine?
Josh: For sure. Seeing him on set, young at heart and free-spirited, it's cool to know that even when I'm older and grown-up, I can still act that way.
Vanessa: This is what we love doing, so why stop what you're doing just because of age?

Did you ask Sir Michael to adopt you?
Vanessa: We did!
Josh: We asked if we could be his grandchildren, and I think he said ... 'No'. (Laughs) No, he was definitely on board.

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Tid: 15:06:38 · Datum: 2012-01-16

On the red carpet with Josh Hutcherson for the premiere of "Journey 2: Mysterious Island"

Welcome to Melbourne Josh and I have to ask because it looks so amazing on you, but what are you wearing?
"Actually I love this suit," Josh said "It's Zaeem Jamal," at which we laughed.

Oh, that's the same Designer as Vanessa's dress which we couldn't pronounce and you've just pronounced perfectly.
"Is it?" Josh laughed, looking puzzled then opened his jacket to reveal: "Lansdowne. Oh no," he laughed. "I can't believe I told you the wrong designer! And I love this suit, it's my favorite."

You're building an impressive career for yourself Josh, can you tell me what it was like working with a Hollywood legend like Michael Caine?
"Oh he's amazing, to work with someone of that calibre with that kind of career and amount of time in the business, you're constantly learning from them and there is always something new that they bring to the table.

The other thing I noticed, Josh, was how active you are in the movie, riding bikes and even bees, just how did they manage to make you look like you were riding a bee - mechanical bull and blue screen?
"Exactly," Josh exclaimed. "Basically, you are exactly right, they had us in front of this blue screen and we're on this kind of mechanical looking bull and it's moving all around and we're acting and saying our lines and doing our thing, to then see the end result is incredible, it's amazing what those guys do."

Last question for your Josh. The Rock and that scene with "pop your pecs" how did you manage to keep a straight face?
"It was hard I can tell you, there were many many out takes, but it was a riot shooting with The Rock and we had so much fun, it was really great."


Tid: 14:47:35 · Datum: 2012-01-16

Total Film kommer att ha en intervju med Josh i deras nästa nummer [ute 19 februari] och har lagt ut en liten förhandstitt på intervjun på sin hemsida.

Josh Hutcherson talks "The Hunger Games"

Total Film recently caught up with Josh Hutcherson, and, unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for talk to turn towards "The Hunger Games".

Hutcherson, thus far best known for turns in "Bridge To Terabithia", "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Kids are All Right", plays Peeta in the upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins' wildly successful novel. Peeta is one half of District 12's effort in the fight-to-the-death tournament, with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) being the other. Though, judging by what Hutcherson told us, the movie's audition process sounds almost as gruelling as the games themselves.

"Mentally it was tough because I'd never connected with a character more than I did with Peeta. I felt he was so much like who I am as a person that I was like, 'If I don't get it, I won't understand.' It drove me crazy."

And then there's perhaps an even scarier prospect to contend with: will he be ready if "THG" does become the next "Twilight"? "I'm terrified of what my life could become. As an actor, everyone hopes one day to be that well known but at the same time to be thrust into it instantaneously is overwhelming."

"If it does happen, I'll be grateful and terrified at the same time."


Tid: 16:21:34 · Datum: 2012-01-13

Seventeen i Sydafrika har intervjuat Josh och Liam Hemsworth har har lagt upp en liten förhandstitt på deras intervju på sin hemsida. Hela intervjun släpps i April. Läs utdraget nedan.

Interview with "The Hunger Games" hotties

In an interview with Seventeen, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson told us more about their filming experience and what it feels like to be part of one of the most anticipated movies of the year!

Lovely Liam wasn't shy to admit that he is super proud of his performance in the film. Liam plays Gale, the hot hunter. He shared: "I think as an actor, you always want your work to do well. I'm really happy with everything that I did in the film. And I think it was a bunch of people who ended up making this film and who really wanted to keep it close to the book. And if it does do well, then I think everyone will be very happy."

Although he might play a tough guy in the movie, Liam isn't so sure of his real life hunting skills. "I think I might be able to catch a few rabbits [Laughs]. As for surviving and feeding a whole family, I think that'd be a very difficult thing to do. I think I could maybe survive a little while [Laughs]. Hopefully, I could feed myself at least!"

Yummy Josh Hutcherson says he had to do training to portray the role of Peeta. "I had to put on weight for the role, which was the biggest thing. I had to build up 15 pounds of muscle and that was done through working out a bunch and eating a lot of chicken and eggs and it was very tiring." Well Josh, the training definitely paid off!

Josh also adds that the movie is about more than just fighting and violence. "The story is really about survival and it's about family and a tribute to freedom."

Be sure to watch out for the April issue of seventeen for the full interview with Liam and Josh.

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Tid: 15:39:18 · Datum: 2012-01-13

Josh har berättat för E! Online att "Catching Fire" förhoppningsvis kommer börja spelas in nästa höst och att han gärna är med och spelar in hur många filmer de än gör.

"Hunger Games'" Josh Hutcherson talks readying for sequel

"Hunger Games" fans, rejoice! The highly anticipated film hasn't even come out yet, and things are already looking good for the flick's sequel "Catching Fire". "They want to wait and see how this comes out and does and how much fans like it, and then hopefully we're going to start on the next one next fall," Josh Hutcherson told us at the People's Choice Awards in L.A.

But are Hutcherson's "Hunger Games" costars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth on board for another flick? "Oh, for sure," he said. "What I've seen of the first one I'm in love with, so I'm on board for however many they want to make."

Hutcherson says he hasn't seen the final cut of the flick. "I've seen little bits," he dished.

So does Hutcherson think Hunger Games has what it takes to be a bigger box office hit than "Twilight"? "I don't know," he laughed. "'Twilight' is huge, man, and has a lot of fans. We'll see... It's an entirely different world and also we're about surviving the games and family and loyalty."

"I was never really a 'Twilight' fanatic so I don't really know that firsthand, but I think people are really passionate about it," Hunger Games' Leven Rambin told us. "People keep reminding me it's the most anticipated movie of the year. It's so exciting for me."

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Tid: 16:15:51 · Datum: 2012-01-12

Celebuzz pratade med Josh på People's Choice Awards röda matta igår och han avslöjade en scen han verkligen ser fram emot: scenen där [spoiler!] några tributes blir dödade av tracket jackers. Läs mer nedan.

Josh Hutcherson talks "insane" tracker jacker scene in "Hunger Games"

It's a star-studded affair at the People's Choice Awards, and the star of "The Hunger Games" just dropped a little gem on Celebuzz, as Josh Hutcherson gave us a little scoop on a scene he can't wait for fans to see in the film.

"I can't wait for fans to see the tracker jacker scene," a smiling Hutcherson told Celebuzz as he made his way down the red carpet of the 2012 People's Choice Awards. "The make up is incredible. The scene is insane," he continued. Funny he should say that - our latest 100 Days of Hunger Games video declared that as one scene we're dying to see!

Hutcherson, who will be appearing with his Hunger costars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth during the People’s Choice show, said that he was beyond excited for the big debut of the trio. "I can't wait for the fans to see us all together for the first time. It's all of the characters together in the same spot!"


Tid: 13:25:14 · Datum: 2012-01-10
Enligt E! Online så kommer Josh, Jennifer Lawrence och Liam Hemsworth att presentera under People's Choice Awards som sänds imorgon [imorgon natt i Sverige]. Det är ännu inte bekräftat om de alla tre kommer att presentera tillsammans eller med andra kändisar. Men troligen tillsammans eftersom det ger mest publicitet för "The Hunger Games".

People's Choice Awards

And then there's the cast of that other hot movie - "Hunger Games". Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson will be presenting. But will Hutcherson be on stage with his "Hunger" peeps or Vanessa Hudgens, his costar in the upcoming "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"?

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Tid: 13:18:00 · Datum: 2012-01-10

Josh Hutcherson explores "The Mysterious Island"

Actor-on-the-rise Josh Hutcherson (upcoming "The Hunger Games") returns as young explorer Sean in New Line Cinema's "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", the follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit "Journey to the Center of the Earth".

When the story opens, young Sean is definitely not where he wants to be. It's been years since his father's death, and his mother, Liz (Kristin Davis), has recently married Hank (Dwayne Johnson) and relocated the family to suburban Ohio. With no friends around, and a stepfather with whom he's convinced he has nothing in common, Sean spends many solitary hours poring over his maps and Jules Verne novels and dreaming about undiscovered corners of the world that await him.

"He feels trapped," says Hutcherson, who reprises a role that has matured in sync with his own life in the four years since "Journey to the Center of the Earth" first screened. "He's ready to move on to bigger things, and he's filled with curiosity about the world, which I completely understand. I think a lot of people do, even if they're not necessarily interested in discovering lost islands. There's just a driving need to be out there on your own, figuring things out and finding your own way."

More specifically, Hutcherson emphasizes, "Sean doesn't want any part of his step-dad. He thinks the guy has nothing to offer; he's unhip, uncool and has no imagination."

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Tid: 16:40:36 · Datum: 2012-01-09

Josh Hutcherson is one to watch in 2012

It's no secret that we've been keeping close tabs on soon-to-be superstar Josh Hutcherson. After his noteworthy performance in critical darling "The Kids Are All Right" last year, followed by his casting in the coveted role of Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games", we are very interested in what Hutcherson is up to these days.

2012 is poised to be Hutcherson's biggest year yet, beginning with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", co-starring Vanessa Hudgens and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. "Journey 2" opens in theaters February 10, and less than a month later we'll welcome the release of "The Hunger Games".

We're not the only ones excited for the big-screen version of Suzanne Collins' best-seller. "The Hunger Games" is holding steady as one of the most anticipated movies of the year as voted by you, the fans over at our Movie Brawl.

So it's easy to see why Hutcherson is "one to watch" this year. MTV News recently caught up with the 18-year-old to talk about his big year.

"2012 is going to be a really big year, I'm looking forward to it," Hutcherson said. "[There's going to be] a lot of press, a lot of traveling with that. I'm excited for 'The Hunger Games' to come out and see how that does and hopefully get started on the second one." In addition to acting, Hutcherson also revealed that he hopes to one day work behind the camera in addition to in front of it.

"I want to get into directing and producing and writing my own stuff at some point. I'm kind of just tiptoeing into that as well," he said. Our "one to watch" has mentioned actors such as Christian Bale, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling as career role models with regard to the careful choices they've made in choosing films.

"It's all about balance; everything in life is about balance, in my opinion," Hutcherson said. "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."

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Tid: 18:31:19 · Datum: 2012-01-02

Hollywood actors on the rise

2012 is graduation year for Josh Hutcherson, and about time, too. The 19-year-old actor has been doing time in the trenches of children's movies and family comedies for a decade: "Zathura: A Space Adventure", "Bridge to Terabithia", "Firehouse Dog". He's been the long-suffering go-to son of splattery comedians like Will Ferrell ("Kicking and Screaming") and Robin Williams ("RV"). And lately, with roles like Laser in "The Kids Are All Right", Hutcherson has been growing into watchful adulthood. With the lead in "The Hunger Games", due this March, he's finally getting to star in one of those A-list sci-fi/fantasy adaptations that has the online world in a Twitter. Can this kid be the next Daniel Radcliffe? Or might he be something more?

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Tid: 16:37:07 · Datum: 2011-12-05

Mitchell Blackfield ville bli skådespelare, men för att inte hamna i fel händer hos folk som bara är ute efter att tjäna pengar så litade hans mamma Jana på sin gamla klasskompis Michelle Hutcherson, det vill säga Josh's mamma. Mitchell har nu fått en roll i bland annat "Criminal Minds" och mycket är tack vare Josh och hans mamma.

NKY student set for "Minds" role

Five years ago, [Mitchell] Blackfield began asking his parents about acting and modeling. Finally they took him to a couple of local talent agencies, and sought advice from Josh Hutcherson's mother, who went to Turkeyfoot Middle School with Jana.

Michelle Hutcherson had started commutin g to Los Angeles auditions with Josh in 2002, when he was 10.

Josh's guest shots on WB's "House Blend" sitcom and NBC's "ER" led to roles in "The Polar Express", "Kicking & Screaming", "RV" and "Bridge to Terabithia".

"He's like my idol. I'm a huge fan. He's an inspiration to me," Blackfield said.

Like Hutcherson, Blackfield has never set foot onstage at Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts, Playhouse in the Park or the Children's Theatre. After some training at Heyman Talent Agency, Josh's mom suggested Blackfield do a video audition last year for Josh's agent, Ric Beddingfield.

"I read with Josh for my audition, which was so cool," Blackfield said.

Jana, 43, a part-time nail technician in Crescent Springs, and Mark, 52, a salesman for Land 'N' Sea Corp., have relied heavily on Michelle Hutcherson.

"She has been awesome, because you don't know who to trust. There are so many people out there who want you to pay a lot of money. It's not easy. Anyone can tell you your kid is talented. We definitely wouldn't do this without Michelle putting us in the right hands," she said.

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Tid: 13:42:56 · Datum: 2011-11-19

Get to know fall's hot guys!

There are a lot of really cool movies and TV shows coming out in the next few months. Even better? There are a ton of crush-worthy hot guys in all of them. Here's what you need to know before you fall in love.

Josh Hutcherson
Age: 18
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."

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Tid: 20:56:27 · Datum: 2011-11-17

"Journey 2" set visit: Josh Hutcherson & Vanessa Hudgens

Josh Hutcherson's got a good thing going in Hollywood: along stints with compelling dramatic films ("The Kids Are All Right") and a potential blockbuster franchise ahead ("The Hunger Games"), he's also got a shot-in-3D sequel to his hit 2008 film "Journey to the Center of the Earth". For "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", Vanessa Hudgens is at his side (not to mention Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine), and ComingSoon joined the young actors in the tropical rainforests of Hawaii to get the scoop on their collaboration.

Is it true that both you've been injured on set all ready?
Josh Hutcherson: Slightly. Not injured. Hurt, I'd say. Injury I think is a long term thing. We were doing a scene at this place called Eternity Beach which is a beautiful location and there's this little cave that we kind of go in and check out. We got into the cave and did that scene and cut and coming back out they were like, 'Watch your heads?' I was like, 'Oh, I'm not that tall. I'm not going to hit on anything,' but I stepped on a little bump, I guess and then I hit the top of my head so hard I fell straight to the ground. I didn't remember the fall and stuff. I just remember hitting my head and then being on the ground. Then Dwayne was like, 'Oh, my God, are you okay?'
Vanessa Hudgens: I was a few feet away and heard a massive thump. That's never a good thing! Then we were shooting a scene down on the same beach and there are just lava rocks everywhere. I was walking backwards. Very smart. Before I knew I was on the floor. I got up and brushed it off like nothing happened and then later on someone pointed at my leg and said, 'Is that real blood or fake blood?' Now I have a beautiful scar to show for it. We'll always remember this movie. It'll always be a part of me.

Were you guys glad to get into the jungle and do the down and dirty stuff?
Hutcherson: Totally. It's really fun. We've been covered in mud now for most of the entire movie, which sounds like fun at the beginning, but then after about day thirty of being in mud it's like, 'I'm sort of over it.' But we've been all these beautiful places and it's usually really nice out. For me, I'm personally a huge fan of rainy weather. So I'm loving this right now.

Do you feel a big sense of responsibility to this film now that you're sort of the sole one from the original?
Hutcherson: Not really. I mean, I'm really proud to be the returning one, but the cast that we have now is such a cool hodgepodge of different cultures coming together with Michael Caine, Dwayne and Luis Guzman, this kind of whole weird, like, 'What? He's in it and He's in it?' So, it's this cool mix and I'm really proud of it, for sure.

Luis is a great character actor. How is your relationship with him on and off screen and how did you guys work that?
Hudgens: Luis is unlike anyone I've ever met before. He's just so funny. He's always cracking jokes and is always doing improv, which is a lot of fun. He's just an easy guy to get along with. You talk to him for a few minutes and you can't help but love him.
Hutcherson: He's so funny. Brad [Peyton], our director will give him some direction and he's like, 'I'll think about it. I don't know.' It's so funny.

This is the second really physical film for you in a row. Did "Sucker Punch" and all the training you did for that get you ready for this?
Hudgens: It's completely different. That was like shooting choreographed with all the fight sequences and firing guns. There's definitely no guns in this one...
Hutcherson: Except for The Rock's arms. I love calling him "The Rock."
Hudgens: We're riding bees in this one. So, no, it's different. This is fun. This is just kind of like "funning" around and having a good time. It doesn't hurt as much.

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Tid: 23:06:53 · Datum: 2011-11-16

Enligt Dealine strävar Lionsgate efter att få Simon Beaufoy att skriva manuset till "The Hunger Games" uppföljar "Catching Fire". De skriver också att Gary Ross även kommer att regissera den andra delen i serien.

Beaufoy är mycket väl respekterad i branshen och har blivit flerfaldigt nominerad i och även vunnit under både BAFTAs och Oscars för filmer som "Slumdog Millionaire" och "127 Hours".

Observera att detta inte bekräftats av Lionsgate och att de ännu inte har skrivit någon kontrakt.

Lionsgate courts Simon Beaufoy to script "The Hunger Games" sequel

Lionsgate is getting serious about the second installment of "The Hunger Games". The mini-major is courting Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" scribe Simon Beaufoy to write "Catching Fire", the second installment of the three book series that tracks the life and death adventures of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).

I'm told that Gary Ross, who directed "The Hunger Games", is coming back for the sequel. He originally intended to write the outline for the second film and script it with author Suzanne Collins (they teamed to do a lot of writing on the first film), but the post production schedule on "The Hunger Games" has made that difficult. The film opens March 23.

There is no start date on the sequel, but it is high priority. Ross and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik then focused on Beaufoy. Negotiations haven't begun yet, but Lionsgate is pushing hard for Beaufoy. Aside from "Slumdog Millionaire", Beaufoy also scripted "127 Hours", "The Full Monty" and most recently adapted "Salmon Fishing" in the Yemen.

Källakälla, källa

Tid: 20:44:50 · Datum: 2011-11-15

I en ny intervju med Vanity Fair pratar Josh bland annat om om att bli regisserad av Gary Ross, att jobba med Jennifer Lawrence och att spela in en så stor film som "The Hunger Games".

Josh Hutcherson on "The Hunger Games'" Peeta: "I've never felt more right for a character in my whole life"

Josh Hutcherson - the teenage star of "Bridge to Terabithia" and "The Kids Are All Right" - appears this spring in "The Hunger Games", alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. He talked to senior West Coast editor Krista Smith about being directed by Gary Ross, how he got the part, and his love for fellow Kentuckian Lawrence. Highlights - and view the trailer at the bottom of the chat.

Thank you for calling me in such a timely fashion!
Oh, I am a prompt person!

Especially in an actor, that's fantastic.
It's not very often, but there are some of us out there.

I remember you from "The Kids Are All Right" - I love that film.
Right on, thank you. That was a while ago. It was a good time, though.

Tell me about getting this role.
It was a very rigorous auditioning process. I've been a fan of the series for a little while now, and I went in and I met with Gary and Suzanne [Collins, the author of "The Hunger Games" books] and a couple of the producers initially, and I did a little audition. It was great, and I really hit it off with them and felt really good about it. And then a couple weeks went by, which were brutal. And then they brought me in to do a screen test, basically, with Jennifer, where I read with her... And then I had to wait another couple of weeks or so before I found out that I got the part. And that was brutal, after doing a screen test. I think it was actually about a week and a half, [and] waiting to hear anything was just, like, ugh. Because I wanted it so badly, and all that time just lying there, waiting to see what happens, was pretty rough.

Have you read the books?
I don't read a whole lot of books, because I'm usually busy reading scripts, but these books were so good that I literally read all three of them over the course of five days or something. I really powered through them. And while I was reading the books, my mind was being blown as to how much I felt like I was like Peeta, and how I felt like I could relate. I've never really felt more right for a character in my whole life. That, in a way, is kind of even more scary, because if you don't get hired, it's like, Oh my God, what am I? What am I doing? What's wrong?

And how is it working with Jennifer?
[She] and I totally hit it off. We're both very crazy people - we don't really hold anything back. Which is really great. We were able to have a really good time, and not let anything get in the way of it looking stupid or anything like that. We probably look stupid like 99 percent of the time, but we have a good time doing it - so it's worth it.

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