Josh Hutcherson and Freida Pinto were among the celebs — and past and present Nylon cover stars — who turned out to celebrate the magazine's 13th anniversary last night in LA. The celebration was held at Smashbox Studios in Hollywood. Freida arrived in a Prada dress before settling into the VIP section with her friends and her talent agent. Josh, sporting a fedora and sunglasses despite the late hour, arrived with a friend a while after, and was one of several actors from The Hunger Games at the bash. Dayo Okeniyi, Jacqueline Emerson, and Alexander Ludwig were also at the soiree, and the costars stopped to pose for several photos together during the festivities. The Hunger Games' stars are still riding high on their movie's continued streak of success at the box office. Last weekend, it even beat out the 3D relaunch of Titanic both here and in the UK to take the number-one spot.
Liam Hemsworth and his costars Amandla Stenberg and Alexander Ludwig stopped by the Barnes & Noble at The Grove shopping mall in LA last night to sign copies of The Hunger Games. The trio were on hand for the fan event just hours before the first midnight showings of the film began. The movie is already projected to make about $130 million in its opening weekend, with the 12 a.m. screenings already raking in about $20 million.
The cast of the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book has been hard at work promoting the release of the movie for months. This week, Jennifer Lawrence made several late-night and early-morning TV stops, visiting GMA, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show, just to name a few. Check out our review of The Hunger Games and, if you were one of those who stayed up late to see a midnight screening, tell us what you thought of the film in the comments!
Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were without their leading lady Jennifer Lawrence, but they were joined by costar Alexander Ludwig, who plays Cato, for their Hunger Games premiere in Toronto last night. The guys are making the rounds in Canada, stopping by The Marilyn Denis Show in the morning and then MuchMusic in the afternoon before their big red carpet. Early reviews for the highly-anticipated movie are largely positive and the buzz is only building ahead of Friday's release date. Current projections are saying that The Hunger Games could rake in $130-140 in its opening weekend, which would make it the biggest March movie opening of all time. It would be a huge triumph for the studio and the young cast, who have been tirelessly promoting The Hunger Games around the world in recent weeks. The marketing strategy has still kept much of the movie — including any glimpse of the games themselves — a secret, and to gear up, BuzzSugar revealed the Hunger Games scenes we're most excited to see.
The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Alexander Ludwig teamed up for an appearance on The Marilyn Denis Show in Toronto this morning. Josh and Liam are back in North America following a string of premieres in Europe. Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks joined Josh and Liam in London, Paris, and Berlin, but for the latest stop, Canadian-born Alexander, who plays a tribute from District 2, filled in.
The guys are scheduled to walk the red carpet tonight in Toronto, and Alexander's heading to his home town of Vancouver on Wednesday for a small screening with fans. Jennifer might miss out on the latest leg of the promotional tour as she's scheduled to sit down with David Letterman tomorrow, and Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. Friday marks the official release of the highly anticipated film, and it seems even Twilight's Kristen Stewart is excited to see The Hunger Games. Have you purchased your tickets yet?
Jennifer Lawrence got a warm reception from The Hunger Games fans in Miami yesterday at the latest stop on the cast's cross-country mall tour. She joined her fellow tributes Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg, who play Cato and Rue, respectively. Earlier in the week, Liam Hemsworth made an appearance in Atlanta with some of their other costars. Jennifer and Liam are promoting apart for now, but next week they're expected to reunite at Monday's LA premiere. We'll be on the red carpet streaming LIVE as Jennifer, Liam, and Josh Hutcherson make their arrivals. We've got lots of exciting Hunger Games interviews and specials heading your way so be sure to check back with us often.
Now that Jennifer Lawrence is locked down to play Katniss in the Hunger Games movie, it's time to fill out the rest of the cast. The next coveted role is that of Peeta, Katniss's love interest and fellow Hunger Games competitor. Apparently screen testing for the part is happening this week (followed by the auditions for Gale), so take a look at some of the guys who are up for Peeta and vote on who you think is the best fit.