WATCH: Peeta Drops a Love Bomb in New Scene from The Hunger Games

With The Hunger Games just two Fridays away from blowing up the box office, it's about time you get acquainted with the YA phenomenon launched by Suzanne Collins bestselling novels. So for the next ten days, Movieline will be counting down to The Hunger Games with a new feature every day to prep you for the dystopian sci-fi saga. Let's start things off with a look at a newly unveiled clip featuring Josh Hutcherson (Bridge to Terabithia, The Kids Are All Right) as golden boy Peeta, who declares his love for Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss on national television. Cue the collective swoon in 3, 2, 1...

Ok, a bit more setup: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the two teenaged tributes from District 12, set to battle to the death against 22 other youngsters in the annual Hunger Games. In advance of their battle royale each tribute appears on Caesar Flickerman's (Stanley Tucci) talk show to wow potential benefactors whose coveted gifts -- food, medicine -- can help during the Games.

During his turn in the hot seat, Peeta reveals a secret that takes Katniss by surprise and affects their fate. More importantly, it's the first extended look at Hutcherson as Peeta, charming and confident and working those puppy dog eyes so hard you hardly remember Tucci's sitting across from him in a ridiculous blue ponytail.

[via MTV]

Get more on The Hunger Games, in theaters March 23.


  • AS says:

    Dude, fuck this movie already!

    • Curly L'Orange says:

      Yes As. Fuck this movie and "The Avengers" and every movie that isn't the next Batman movie. Jeez.

      • j'accuse! says:

        Even though it's Joss' movie, I'm starting to sour a bit on The Avengers. much to do in summer, and everything I've seen...well...just thinking if I want some of that Joss flavor, I'll see Cabin In The Woods.

  • Krsmachiato says:

    Oh my gosh I absolutely loved hunger games!!!!! It was definitely the best movie ever! I never read the books but I loved the movie especially the cave seen! I only wish katniss was truly in love with peeta

  • Lauren says:

    I’ve to admit that i generally get bored to learn the entire thing however i think you’ll be able to add some value. Bravo !