Hunger Games Casts Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale

Hunger Games has cast its main men.

Josh Hutcherson has won the roll of Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth will play Gale in the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular teen book series, Lionsgate announced Monday.

Has Hunger Games found its Katniss in Jennifer Lawrence?

Both actors will star opposite Jennifer Lawrencewho earned the lead role of Katniss, the scrappy heroine who represents her district in a fight-to-the-death competition in the story's post-apocalyptic world. Peeta is Katniss' male companion in the competition, and Gale is her best friend back home.

Hutcherson, who as a child actor was best known for his role in Bridge to Terabithia, most recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are Alright. Hemsworth appeared opposite Miley Cyrus in The Last Song.

The Hunger Games, which will be directed by Gary Ross, is set to be released on March 23, 2012.

What do you think of the castings?

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