so the actor can't bring his lack of urgency to scenes with [Jennifer Lawrence]." He also served as an executive producer for the film, alongside first-time director Andrea Di Stefano, assisting with casting and blocking shots.
Hutcherson said the opportunity "made [him] so hungry to do more like that".
His father said that his son was compelled to perform for people from a very young age, possessing a personality that attracted people's attention.
His mother said that he "bugged us so much" into becoming an actor, Luke advised them to go to Los Angeles and begin auditioning Hutcherson for TV pilots.
Daly was impressed with the young Hutcherson, remarking, "He's an exceptional kid.
He's a really good actor, and he's very smart and confident in himself." Stella Papamichael of the BBC approved of his performance, saying that "Hutcherson's delivery is spot-on, showing a keen instinct for self-effacing humor that would make even Woody Allen feel that bit more inadequate", The film was shot on location in New Zealand for three and a half months.
Later in 2012, he appeared in Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.