Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Land Hunger Games Roles

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

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updated 04/04/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 04/04/2011 AT 2:55 PM ET

The PEOPLE have spoken! And although they voted for Hunter Parrish, 23, to take on the role of Peeta in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s wildly successful sci-fi story The Hunger Games, that part will be going to the just-as-hotly tipped Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right).

Hutcherson’s lovesick baker-boy will compete for the affections of Katniss (to be portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, 20) with her strapping hunting partner Gale, to be played by 21-year-old Liam Hemsworth, a.k.a. Miley Cyrus’s on-again, off-again beau).


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