Cuban actor William Levy arrives at the People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" event in New York May 13, 2009. (Photo : REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
Cuban actor William Levy is in talks to join the cast of the third part of the successful series, "The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, according to information released on the radio show "Formula Espectacular."
And if the speculation becomes a reality, the news would be a great leap for Levy´s career, who is currently in Mexico working on the soap opera "La Tempestad" in which he plays Captain Fabre.
When the soap opera, "Triunfo del Amor" finished, the Cuban actor expressed interest in performing in Hollywood movies. And at that time, Levy was offered a part in the comedy "Magic Mike," but later declined, allegedly for refusing to take his career into a film as a sex symbol. Later on he announced his participation on the show "Dancing with the Stars," where he finished in third place.
Recently, Levy confirmed his participation in the movie "Salsa" starring alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of actor Will Smith who strongly praised Levy, referring to him as "a genius, talented, strong, handsome and intelligent person. It is as if he was already an international superstar, it will be a great pleasure to see how he gets," Smith said, as quoted by People en Español' magazine.
The actor has recently had a meeting with Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China, in which she could not help breaking protocol by praising the actor´s beauty. In her visit to Mexico, Liyuan left the formality and took a few words of praise about Levy, comparing him to Brad Pitt and expressing her desire to meet him personally.
If the hiring is confirmed, the Cuban actor could start shooting the third part of "The Hunger Games" next year. This sci-fi flick is based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins.
The story is set in the nation of Panem, which was once North America, in which there is an annual drawing to select young people to participate in the "Hunger Games," a competition in which each contestants fight until only one is left alive. The winner receives honor, gifts, food and supplies and a worry-free life.