Just when you think every actor under the age of 30 has tried out for the role of Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, you find out that you are totally and completely correct. Glee’s Grant Gustin is just the latest man-child to throw his name into the reaping ball, joining the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Hunter Parrish and whatever actor just popped into your head after Hunter Parrish. Oh yeah, he’ll do. “I have auditioned for the role,” he admitted in an interview with The Insider today. “I don’t think [the producers] know what they’re looking for just yet, but yes, I auditioned for the role.” Hmmm, an interesting aside. Were the casting directions literally scratching their heads and shrugging in the middle of auditions? Did giant cartoon question marks appear about their heads? From all the names that have been swirling recently, all signs point to…yes.
When not subtly and hilarious undermining Kurt’s relationship on Glee, Gustin stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie A Mother’s Fear, a film which also sounds like it could be about a dystopian teen battle royale. We’re intrigued by him as a choice, but other than Glee, he doesn’t have much on his IMDB to go by. Which begs the question…who do you want to see don the trident and fishnet underwear of Finnick Odair? Right, right, all of them, but in the movie. Who do you want to see put them on in the movie?
Today, Team Jacob loyalists got the sad news that Taylor Lautner’s glorious abs will not be seen contorted into weird shapes for our viewing pleasure. The Wrap reported that he’s dropped out of Stretch Armstrong due to scheduling conflicts. The flick based on the ’70s toy, was originally going to be made by Hasbro and Universal for release this year, but Relativity Media announced today that it will be partnering with Hasbro to make the movie, with an April 2014 release date. According to MTV News, the schedule conflict is with Taylor’s plans to make a Gus Van Sant movie. We’ll give you a minute to get over this disappointment, but then, we want you to cheer up and help us come up with Taylor’s replacement. The movie is said to be an origin story, along the lines of Iron Man, but no age range has really been given, leaving this wide open for all the hot actors we fantasy-casting dreamers have been proposing for everything from Spider-Man to Hunger Games. Of course, some of us here at TheFABlife want Hunter Parrish for all of the movies, but we’d also be open to another werewolf — say The Vampire Diaries’ Michael Trevino? Or how about The Mortal Instruments’ also-ran Alex Pettyfer? Maybe this could be Harry Potter alum Matthew Lewis’ big break, or our chance to see more of Miley Cyrus‘ LOL co-star Douglas Booth. Well, here’s your chance to pick a candidate for the silliest-named superhero of them all:
Well internet*, you win. We didn’t really pay attention to Hunter Parrish until we caught wind of his massive fan base tweeting and Tumblring every naked picture imaginable of the guy. Rest assured, Weeds is now number one on our Netflix cue, thanks to the many, many screen shots we’ve seen of this dude doing dirty things to ladies (in character, of course). Hunter has was worked steadily for a while now, but his popularity rose even further this year when he became the obvious fan favorite to play Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. (Josh Hutcherson ended up landing he role, a topic that’s still sensitive for some fans to dwell on.)
The thing with Hunter is that one minute he’s golden retriever cute with that big ol’ smile, and then all he has to do is frown and squint his eyes a bit and he’s suddenly rocking the best “f–k me” face known to mankind (okay, maybe he comes in second after Robert Pattinson, but still). Thank you internet, for dropping us off in Hunterland. We never want to leave. Here are 20 of Hunter’s Most Adorable And Sexy Pics just for you.
The fourth book inThe Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Fallen Angels, dropped yesterday (Do books drop? Is that a thing?), making this the perfect week to begin obsessing over who to cast in the film version of the popular series. Lily Collins is already set as Clary, the books’ redheaded heroine, and Alex Pettyfer is clearly the fan favorite to place Jace, Clary’s – *SPOILER ALERT* – brother/love interest/hot angel dude/not really her brother. Yes, for those of you who are new to the franchise, you read that right – brother AND love interest. It’s even weirder than the Jacob-Renesmee creepfest in Breaking Dawn!
So let’s have it, Mortal Instruments fans. We want to know who you envision in these parts. We’ve put our initial picks in the gallery below, but we’re easily swayed and enjoy spending hours pondering these things. We’ll collect your favorites and roll out some polls in the coming weeks. Until then, let’s start casting!
Hunter Parrish has been clogging our Twitter feed and Tumblr dashboard for months now, with Hunger Games fans adamantly insisting that HE.IS.PEETA. Apparently the campaigning has worked in his favor: Ol’ Dreamy Smilez (yes, that’s his new nickname) told E!’s Marc “Bowtie” Malkin that he’s in the running for the coveted role.
“I’ve met the producers,” says Parrish. “I’d be grateful to get the opportunity. Like, really grateful. It would be amazing.”
The film is all but guaranteed to be huge – and he’d be playing a baker’s son. What’s not amazing about that? The Weeds star, who’s read the beloved trilogy, also admitted to being “honored” by the massive fan support and voiced his favorite pick for Katniss. “If it’s Jennifer [Lawrence], man, sign me up!”
Looks like Hunter might be in luck. Reports continue to pour in that the Oscar-nominated Lawrence will indeed be Katniss. But her leading man is still in limbo. Alex Pettyferis apparently being considered for the role, and Josh Hutcherson has voiced his desire to land the part as well. They all basically look the same – strong jaw, big smile, boyishly handsome, soft bread-kneading hands. So who should it be? (BTW – there’s no way Pettyfer could play both Peeta and – rumor alert – Jace in The Mortal Intstruments, right? Two teen sci-fi romance series having the same leading man? Impossible, we say!)
No matter who plays Peeta, we’ll be weeping very publicly into our popcorn when the first film comes out. SIGH.
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