Wes Bentley will play Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, while Woody Harrelson is rumored to play Haymitch

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Looks like Wes Bentley, who is known best for his role in AMERICAN BEAUTY, will play the head Gamemaker in the Gary Ross directed film THE HUNGER GAMES. While it was previously reported that Harrelson was up for the role of Crane, it looks like he may be rumored for the role of Haymitch Abernathy, the drunkard who mentors Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) through the 74th Hunger Games. If you have been following my obsessive posting of THE HUNGER GAMES news, then you know that it was suggested here that Harrelson would make a good Haymitch- not bragging, just sayin’. However, please also keep in mind that John C. Reilly may still end up for the role of Haymitch, so right now nothing is confirmed. Anyway, other additions to the cast include: Sam Ly, Leigha Hancock, Samuel Tan and Mackenzie Lintz who will play the tributes for Districts 7 and 8.

THE HUNGER GAMES will start shooting sometime this summer and will hit theaters on March 23, 2012.

Wes Bentley

Source: E! Online/Deadline

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