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Alex Pettyfer has been approached for a role in THE HUNGER GAMES

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March 7th, 2011

Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer may be up for a role in the highly-anticipated adaptation of THE HUNGER GAMES, according to The Playlist. So far we've reported on the actresses who've been confirmed as having read for the lead role of Katniss. These actresses include Abigail Breslin, Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Kaya Scodelario, Emily Browning, and Shailene Woodley. The male lead is for the role of Peeta Mellark, "the love interest of sorts for Katniss and fellow District 12 resident."

Pettyfer spoke with Access Hollywood, where he confirmed he had been approached for the part but is not yet certain he wants to take it on. “Yes I did,” Pettyfer said confirming he had talked with producers. “Yes, but undecided yet, still [waiting] to see a script.” The actor has a ton of projects lined up for him in Hollywood. He is on the list to star in THE BOURNE LEGACY, he’s in talks for THE LAST APPRENTICE with Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lawrence, and a biopic of race car drive James Hunt is being developed for him as well.

He just starred in I AM NUMBER FOUR, which will likely have more films, so he may not want to join another film that is poised for multiple films when he already has so much lined up.

HUNGER GAMES  is being directed by Gary Ross and is "set in the near future and follows the tale of 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen who takes the place of her sister, who has been enlisted for a national televised blood sport, in which the 12 newly formed states of North America each supply two teenagers to fight." The film is expected to arrive in theaters on March 23, 2012.

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