Forget Peeta and Gale--Jennifer Lawrence is firmly Team Nick!

As she stands on the brink of megafame with the release of The Hunger Games, Lawrence, 21, is ready to bring beau Nicholas Hoult along for the ride.

The Kentucky native nursed a serious crush on the Brit, 22, while they shot last summer's X-Men: First Class. "I fumbled all of my lines because as he was talking, it's like, 'He's so pretty!'" Lawrence has joked. (The pair officially became an item in January 2011--Hoult served as her red carpet arm candy during awards season last year, when the actress received acclaim for her star turn in Winter's Bone.)

These days, Hoult, who broke out in Hugh Grant's 2002 film About a Boy, "always opens doors for Jennifer, and treats her well," a source tells Us Weekly.

Adds the pal, "They often get lost in conversation, and then burst out laughing. They seem like they're a really good match."