Josh Hutcherson 'moves on' from young adult movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 November 2014
Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' actor Josh Hutcherson has admitted that he is keen to "move on" from young adult films

Josh Hutcherson wants to "move on" from young adult films like 'The Hunger Games'.

The 22-year-old actor - who has starred in four films based on the dystopian 'Hunger Games' novels since 2011 - plans to explore other movie genres since filming has wrapped on the final installment of the franchise, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.

When asked if he'd had enough of films marketed towards teenagers, Josh said: "I think I've done my fair share of that. It's been great, but it's time to move on."

The blonde actor -who has just finished filming for the drug themed 'Escobar: Paradise Lost', which is due to be released in cinemas from January 2015 - admitted that the Andrea Di Stefano directed film had subconsciously pushed him in another direction.

He told Empire magazine: "It wasn't like I was looking for anything specific to break away from Hunger Games, it just kind of happened. This film came along at the right time. I'm getting older so the roles are starting to skew older. It was never a conscious decision - time to play older! I did want to do something heavier, something more intense and when I read the script, this was it."

Josh - who has already executive produced two films - revealed that he isn't worried about his acting roles drying up because he would love to do more directing and producing.

He said: "I'm being patient, just reading a lot of scripts. I'm meeting with directors and producers, trying to build a foundation for my own directing and producing in the future."

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