Josh Hutcherson has reportedly snapped up the tree house formerly owned by Heath Ledger. You'd think that after all those Hunger Games scenes of beautiful young actors running around a forest trying not to get killed, the last place Hutcherson would want to live would be in a very expensive house surrounded by trees and assorted other foliage. It would appear not though, as TMZ have reported that Josh has recently gone and purchased a $3 million tree house that was once owned by the late Batman star.
Perhaps Hutcherson was attracted by the house's pedigree; it's got a pretty interesting past, after all. The 1,861 square ft Hollywood pad was also once owned by Ellen Degeneres. Ellen sold the house to Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger and now it's under Josh's ownership; passing down its Hollywood history to the Hunger Games star. In September the house, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, was listed at $2.995 million, though TMZ have suggested that it's unlikely Josh paid full price for his new home. The unusual pad has been dubbed 'the treehouse' by locals, because of the "surrounding dense foliage."
Meanwhile, rumors have begun to surface that Robert Pattinson may feature on the Hunger Games sequel. Total Film reported on the rumors today, saying "Word is that Lionsgate want Pattinson and his prodigious cheekbones to take on the role of Finnick Odair, a former tribute with an eye for the ladies, who gets dragged into the Third Quarter Quell." Whether or not Pattinson himself really wants to get dragged into another teen movie franchise, after successfully escaping the Twilight trilogy is still a matter for discussion though.