The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson has become a household name around the world, thanks to his portrayal of Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. However, Josh is set to appear in the movie Detention, which was filmed before The Hunger Games and Detention director Joseph Kahn has been praising the actor.
Joseph explained to Collider, “I will say that I’m going to take full credit for this. I knew Josh was going to be a star. One of the things you do, as a music video director, is spot talent.”
He added, “That’s one of my things. I don’t just do random people. I don’t turn Britney Spears into a star. I have to spot that these people are going to be stars, in the future, and say, ‘Okay, these guys have cultural validity and they’re going to pop.’”
Kahn continued, “I knew Josh was going to pop before the studios knew it. It was just a matter of time before Josh found his thing. When we were casting, at that point, he wasn’t what he is now, but I made that call and said, “This kid is definitely going to pop. It’s just a matter of time.”
As well as Josh Hutcherson, Detention also stars Dane Cook and is released today in the US.