'Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2' Star Josh Hutcherson To Play Lead Part In James Franco Movie [VIDEO]

Josh Hutcherson, who is best known for playing Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games, has signed on to work on a very different film.

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The actor will be upping the versatility by playing the lead in a James Franco movie. Hutcherson revealed this bit of news to The Wrap. He will be starring in Franco's next project, The Long Home, which is based on a William Gay novel. This is not the first time Hutcherson will be working with Franco. The actor is also playing the part of Vinnie in Franco's In Dubious Battle, filming for which is currently underway. In Dubious Battle, which is an adaptation of a John Steibeck novel also stars Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Brian Cranston.

It seems like Hutcherson has already started looking forward to his next projects, and while he is sad about Hunger Games wrapping there are a few things he is appreciative of with the filming behind him.

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In an interview, Hutcherson revealed that he was excited about losing the blonde hair as filming for Mockingjay Part 2 has wrapped.

Speaking to ABC, the actor stated that while there was a lot to miss, and he was sad about having to leave the franchise behind there was one thing that was cause of much relief to him.

"I'm excited to shed the blonde hair!" he said. "That's the thing that I was like, 'Get out of here!' Having to do touch ups all the time and get my hair redyed and bleached, was not my thing at all."

The movie is the fourth and final installment in the Hunger Games film franchise. The first was The Hunger Games, then Hunger Games: Catching Fire followed by Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Part 2 also stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, and Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin.

The movie will hit theaters on November 20.

Watch the trailer for Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 here:

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