American actor and producer Josh Hutcherson rose to fame and received several accolades for portraying the role of Peeta Mellark in ‘The Hunger Games’ film series. Hutcherson landed his first major role in the pilot episode of ‘House Blend’ (2002). He got his first film role in ‘Miracle Dogs’ (2003) on Animal Planet. Apart from that, he has appeared in a number of movies including ‘American Splendor’ (2003), ‘Motocross Kids’ (2004), ‘The Polar Express’ (2004), ‘One Last Ride’ (2005), ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2005), ‘Little Manhattan’ (2005), ‘Zathura: A Space Adventure’ (2005), and ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ (2007). He has also appeared in a number of shows such as ‘ER’ (2002), ‘Eddie’s Father’ (2004), ‘Punk’d’ (2012), etc, and television films like ‘Wilder Days’ (2003), ‘Party Wagon’ (2004), and ‘The Third Rule’ (2010).
Hutcherson was one of the most recognizable child actors in the world. Films like ‘Bridge to Terabithia’, ‘Zathura’, and the Journey series made him a known face among audience. Yet, his biggest role came in the Hunger Games series.‘ The Hunger Games’ film series was commercially successful and won him three MTV Movie Awards and a People’s Choice Award. Hutcherson and the cast received ten nominations for ‘The Hunger Games’, and went on to win eight of them, including National Association of Theatre Owners’ 2012 “Breakthrough Performer of the Year” and Logo TV’s 2012 “Next Mega Star”.
Besides acting, Hutcherson also has a keen interest in producing films. He has served as an executive producer for ‘Detention’ (2011), ‘The Forger’ (2012) and ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ (2015), while at the same time portraying the lead role in each film. He is also closely attached to the gay-straight alliance chapter called “Straight But Not Narrow”. He has been an active supporter of the campaign since its foundation.
Hutcherson is the youngest recipient of the Vanguard Award from GLAAD, an honor bestowed for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. In 2015, he received the Young Humanitarian Award. He hosted the “Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game” in Los Angeles annually from 2012 to 2014, in order to raise awareness and funds for the “Straight But Not Narrow” campaign. So now you must be wondering what is the next Josh Hutcherson movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Josh Hutcherson films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Josh Hutcherson movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The Long Home (2019)
Josh Hutcherson stars as Nathan Winer in the upcoming drama, ‘The Long Home’. It is an indie drama film based on William Gay’s novel of the same name. James Franco has directed and starred in the film. Apart from Franco, ‘The Long Home’ cast includes some big names such as Josh Hutcherson, Tim Blake Nelson, Courtney Love, Robin Lord Taylor, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett, and Zoe Levin. The screenwriters are Vince Jolivett and Steve Janas. The film is set in the rural areas of Tennessee in the 1940s. The plot revolves around a young man, a contractor by profession. The man is hired to build a honky-tonk for a charismatically diabolical bootlegger who had murdered his father ten years ago. The conflict occurs when he falls for a young woman the bootlegger is grooming to become a prostitute.
James Franco, Vince Jolivette, and Jay Davis have produced the film. Principal photography for the film commenced on May 1, 2015. The film has been shot extensively in Ohio, USA. This American drama was tentatively scheduled for a 2017 release. Later that year, Great Point Media acquired the sales rights of the film. This movie is currently in the post-production stage. The film is expected to hit the theatres sometime around in 2019 itself; however, there are no official announcements yet.