The Hunger Games was released last week and has been smashing box office records over the course of the weekend. However, The Hunger Games could have been a completely different movie altogether, had Gary Ross decided to cast different stars who auditioned.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to become a worldwide superstar, thanks to her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, but it seems that she thought off some tough competition to win the role. Jennifer came up against some big names and could have easily been overlooked for Chloe Moretz. Fortunately for Jennifer, she managed to win the role.
Then there is the character Peeta Mellark, who is played in The Hunger Games by Josh Hutcherson, after he also saw off stiff competition for the role. Fellow Hollywood star Alex Pettyfer also auditioned for the role and many could see him as Peeta but Josh ultimately won the role.
Liam Hemsworth did not really have as high profile competition for the role of Gale Hawthorne but he was, at one point, considered to just be a hunk. That could have opened the door for How I Met Your Mother and Wizards of Waverly Place actor David Henrie. However, Liam managed to do enough in his audition to convince them he was the man for the role.
Who would you like to have seen in The Hunger Games?