‘Hunger Games’: First look at Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson as Gale and Peeta

Entertaiment Weekly seems to have cornered the market on exclusive images from the upcoming film adaptation of the YA phenomenon “The Hunger Games.”

In May, the magazine unveiled the first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the role of tough teen heroine Katniss Everdeen on one of its covers. Now EW’s latest issue features the male leads of the “Games”: Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Katniss’s best friend, and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, her companion and fierce competitor in the story’s televised battle for survival. (I can't wait until September, when the magazine does its splashy “first look at Stanley Tucci as Caesar” cover.)

To non-fans of “The Hunger Games,” the following image appears to be nothing more than a picture of pleasant-looking young actors dressed in apparel from Banana Republic. To fans? It’s an invitation for much online dissection and analysis.

Have at it, kids.


When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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