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The Hunger Games Actor Josh Hutcherson Would Be Down To Return For Prequel

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Josh Hutcherson made a huge name for himself in the entertainment world with his career-defining performance in The Hunger Games trilogy opposite Jennifer Lawrence.

Now, Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in the hit film franchise revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that he'd be "100%" willing to return as Peeta in the prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes but on one condition — his former co-stars and crew must return with him for the project.

It was revealed earlier this year that Suzanne Collins' The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will indeed have a film adaptation with it setting the stage for the original Hungers Games trilogy. We're still not quite sure at this point though where its plot will revolve around.

Following the release of The Mockingjay Part 2 in 2015, Hutcherson has only managed to appear in a couple of lower-profile projects so in my view, returning to the franchise that made him an overnight sensation would be beneficial for him and will reinvigorate his career. Let's just see what happens.

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His co-star Jennifer Lawrence would experience better luck in Hollywood. In fact, she's set to star in Netflix's Don't Look Up, hitting the streaming service sometime in 2021.

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