Woody Harrelson will mentor Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
It has been confirmed that Woody Harrelson has landed the role of Haymitch Abernathy in the Gary Ross helmed adaptation of THE HUNGER GAMES. It was touch-and-go there for awhile as it looked like John C. Reilly may have snagged the part, but the film fates have smiled upon FB fan Rena and I as we pushed for Harrelson to play this role. I’m sure Lionsgate doesn’t read this site, but if anyone there does- then thanks for listening to the fans! For those yet unfamiliar with the character of Haymitch Abernathy, he is the only person from District 12 who has survived the Hunger Games thereby making him a mentor to the District 12 tributes each year. He’s a drunk and a little sloppy, but his character has some heart and I can’t think of anyone better than Mr. Harrelson to portray him.
THE HUNGER GAMES is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2012 and will star: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter