Just this past Sunday, actor Josh Hutcherson picked up an MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Male Performance’ from his smash-hit movie The Hunger Games. The 19-year-old star, who plays Peeta Mellark will soon be heading back to the set of the Hunger Games to film the second instalment in the series, Catching Fire.
While walking the red carpet at the award show, Josh stopped to talk about his excitement about the new film as well as it’s new director Francis Lawrence after Gary Ross dropped out.
“I just had lunch with him a couple days ago, and he’s fantastic. He’s so smart and really has his finger on the pulse of the story, and I love the way he’s going to structure the script,” Josh said. “The first thing he said to me was, ‘I want to make the movie out of the book. I want the book to be the best movie possible,’ That was immediately what he led with, which meant a lot to me because the books mean a lot to me.”
What else is Josh excited about? The location for filming!
“I haven’t heard anything confirmed yet, but Atlanta is a big possibility. I know they’re looking at Hawaii, too, for some of the tropic stuff when we’re in the game itself,” Josh admitted. “I’m excited. It’s going to be somewhere nice. I’m looking forward to it.”
The new movie is currently slated to be released in November of 2013.