The Horn Book’s review of The Hunger Games movie alerted me to the fact that Josh Hutcherson (aka Peeta) was Markl in the English version of Howl’s Moving Castle. Check him out in this behind-the-scenes video from the DVD. (Embedding has been disabled, but he comes in around 2:14.) What a cutie!
Even though it’s really different from the book, I love Miyazaki’s adaption. So cool that Josh is in two great adaptions of children’s/YA novels. (Apparently he was also in Bridge to Terabithia and Zathura, but I haven’t seen those.)
This also got me thinking about how intense a Miyazaki Hunger Games adaptation would be. But then again, I want Studio Ghibli to adapt pretty much everything.