Josh Hutcherson to Star in (and Produce) Upcoming Film, ‘Ape’

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Those Hunger Games actors don’t know the meaning of the phrase, “Slow down.” After learning that Liam Hemsworth signed on for military film Aurora Rising, word of Josh Hutcherson‘s next project made its way into the fold.

According to The Wrap, the 20-year-old actor is tapped to star in and produce the dark psychological thriller, Ape, “a dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret.”

Josh says of the endeavor, “We strongly believe in the global appeal of this project and we’re excited to work with Bree Herzog and team. Ape is a passion project for us and to see it get made would truly be a dream come true.”

Currently, Josh is in Panama filming drug drama Paradise Lost opposite Benicio Del Toro. But before you can see him in either of the aforementioned films, he’ll be reprising his role as Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire come November 22 alongside Liam, Jennifer Lawrence and the other half of his bromance, Sam Claflin.

What do you think of Josh’s upcoming Ape movie? Are you counting down the days to the Hunger Games sequel? Tell us in the comments below, or on our Catching Fire message board!

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