First look at Peeta and Gale in “The Hunger Games.”


EW has the exclusive first look at two pivotal characters in The Hunger Games, the first in a planned trilogy of films based on the series by Suzanne Collins.  Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale, the lifelong friend and closest confidant of heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).  And Josh Hutcherson assumes the mantle of Peeta Mellark, who fights in the Games alongside, and sometimes against, Katniss.  The film is scheduled for release in March 2012.