alex pettyfer hunger games Alex Pettyfer mulls 'Hunger Games,' every YA film franchise ever

If you have a vaguely romantic science fiction book targeted at teenage readers, odds are Alex Pettyfer is down to play your male lead in the film adaptation.

The star of February’s big screen take on “I Am Number Four,” Pettyfer openly discusses the possibility of joining the upcoming “The Mortal Instruments” movies. And now? “The Hunger Games,” obviously.

Speaking with J-14 in — we kid you not — a Paramus, New Jersey, Hot Topic, Pettyfer says he’s been approached about playing Peeta Mellark in the movie version of the best-selling book trilogy.

“I met with Lionsgate,” says Pettyfer. “I think Gary Ross is a great director. I have [read the books]. I’m a very big fan. I just hope they can conquer the movie.”

Attempts to conquer the movie start very soon. With a March 23, 2012, release date already lined up, and filming set to begin this winter, expect casting confirmations any day now. Would you want to see Pettyfer as Peeta — or are you still stuck on him playing Jace in “The Mortal Instruments?”

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell