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‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson to Topline Seth Rogen’s Hulu Pilot ‘Future Man’

Josh Hutcherson has found his next leading role, following “The Hunger Games” franchise, as he has nabbed the lead role in Hulu’s comedy pilot “Future Man,” Variety has learned.

From Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “Future Man” is about a janitor named Josh Futterman — played by Hutcherson — who has to save humanity from extinction.

Josh, who’s a world-ranked videogamer by night, is tasked with preventing the elimination of the human race after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating an imminent super-race invasion. Still living at home with his parents, Josh has a dead-end job as a janitor at Devlin, a sexual disease research center. He’s socially inept, has low self-esteem and can’t approach women, but the one thing at which he excels is Cybergeddon, a video game set in a dystopian future where his character, Future Man, has the top ranking in the world; when he beats the final level, he’s visited by characters from the game who claim it’s been his training manual and he’s been selected to travel back in time and help them save the world.

Hutcherson is also attached as a producer, and will produce the pilot through his Turkeyfoot Productions banner.

Hailing from Sony Pictures Television, the project will be exec produced by Rogen and Goldberg, who will also direct the pilot, which was penned by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Schaffir, who are also attached as exec producers, along with Matt Tolmach. Rogen’s banner Point Grey Pictures and Matt Tolmach Prods. will produce with Sony.

Most recently, Hutcherson appeared in “The Hunger Games” final installment “Mockingjay – Part 2.” Up next, he’ll appear in feature films “The Disaster Artist” and “The Long Home,” both directed by James Franco.

Hutcherson is repped by CAA, manager Ric Beddingfield and attorney Adam Kaller.

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