Josh Hutcherson says that he going to miss everyone involved in The Hunger Games franchise.

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

Hutcherson will play Peeta Mellark for the final time at the end of the year when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 hits the big screen. This is the fourth film in the franchise and will bring the movie series to a close with a bang.

And while Hutcherson has enjoyed working with The Hunger Games team and will miss them, he says that everyone involved with the films are excited about moving on to new stages in their careers.

Speaking to ABC News, the actor said: "I'm going to miss just being with everyone that much. We are all still close and see each other on a fairly regular basis. When you are filming, it's 12 plus hours a day for months at a time.

"It's kind of sad, because you had such a great time making them, now it's coming to a close. But also, I think everyone is ready to move on to the next stages of their careers and lives and everything."

Mockingjay - Part 2 will sees Francis Lawrence back in the director's chair, while Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, and Sam Claflin are all back. Mockingjay - Part 1 was released in November last year, and went on to gross over $762 million at the global box office. It was the fourth highest grossing movie of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

It is also the second highest grossing film in the franchise to date, coming in behind Catching Fire, which grossed $864 million in 2013.

As for Hutcherson, before we see him in Mockingjay - part 2, he will be back with Escobar: Paradise Lost. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and sees the actor star alongside Benicio Del Toro and Brady Corbet, while Andrea Di Stefano is making his feature film directorial debut.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is released 20th November.


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