JediShywalker: Please note that this Philip Seymour Hoffman is from those GREAT sources that often leak official news. An offer has...


Credibility Rater:

  1. Official: Lionsgate. That’s it. No one else will have official word but them. All Lionsgate press releases come through their official twitter: @LionsgateNews.
  2. Best for Unofficial Casting News: THR, Deadline, Variety. These are vetted entertainment news sources with solid contacts in the industry. They will be some of the first to report when an offer is made to an actor.
  3. Every Rumor Every Time: E!online, Lainey Gossip, Perez Hilton. These sites want hits. Finnick will get them hits so they publish just about everything they hear according to their source (you know, the guy who has a cousin who has a friend that works in the office across the street from Lionsgate.) SOMETIMES they’ll post something true and get the scoop (as with Lainey and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss). You’ll have a hard time, however, wading through the shit to find something real.
  4. Don’t Trust Them, You’ll Just End Up Getting Hurt: Personal blogs, Unvetted Facebook and Twitter Pages, Uncredited Posts on Tumblr. Seriously, there’s a LOT of trolls out there and even more people who are unknowingly spreading FALSE information. Anything from one of these sources could very well be just shit someone made up (like that freaking Robert Pattinson rumor


Pivotal Roles In The Lionsgate® Film Based On Suzanne Collins’ Runaway Bestselling Novel Go To Talented Young Actors Josh Hutcherson And Liam Hemsworth

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 4, 2011- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES are pleased to announce that actor Josh Hutcherson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) has been cast in the role of Peeta Mellark, with Liam Hemsworth (THE LAST SONG) joining the film in the role of Gale Hawthorne in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel.  Both actors will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, who it was recently announced will play heroine Katniss Everdeen. 
About The CharactersPeeta accompanies heroine Katniss Everdeen into the 74th annual Hunger Games as the male tribute chosen from their native District 12, the most remote and marginalized district of all the subjugated districts of Panem.  At the outset of the Games, Peeta publicly confesses his longtime feelings for Katniss, setting up one of the most fascinating fictional rapports of all time with his supposed arena rival. 
Though Katniss and Gale have never had a romantic relationship, they share a transcendent bond, often of few words. When Katniss volunteers to participate in the 74th Annual Hunger Games in her younger sister’s stead, they both presume that bond will carry her far through the horrors she will face in the arena, and they each silently hope they’ll be reunited in safety on the other side of the ordeal.  
About The FilmTHE HUNGER GAMES will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.  Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of science fiction/action novels which have developed a global following. 
“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event.  Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place.  Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.  The Hunger Games novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries. 
Lionsgate will release “The Hunger Games” on March 23, 2012.

I’m okay with this. Kind of wanted a different actor for Gale, but they wouldn’t have cast him if they didn’t think he and jennifer had good chemistry. So we shall see!