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Woody Harrelson: Hunger Games' Haymitch Abernathy!

Woody Harrelson: Hunger Games' Haymitch Abernathy!

Woody Harrelson is the latest actor to join the cast The Hunger Games!

The 49-year-old No Country for Old Men star will play Haymitch Abernathy in the much anticipated big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ popular novel.

“Haymitch is such an unforgettable character: funny cranky outrageous, sarcastic, impatient, biting but ultimately kind. I’m so grateful we have Woody Harrelson to play him. I can’t wait for us to get to work,” director Gary Ross said.

Woody will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, who scored the lead role of Katniss Everdeen.

Other previously announced cast members include Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne.

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  • Cheska

    i actually might like the casting. Woody & Stanley are just <3 although, i still say Hunter Parrish would have made a better Peeta..

  • peggy

    Just because you like an actor on TV that doesnt mean he has the talent to land a certain movie role during the audition process.

    Most Hunter fans it seems are going by his looks – I would have been shocked had he gotten the role since he doesn’t remotely have the acting chops of Josh Hutcherson or some of the other contenders

  • sami

    my first reaction to this… “huh?”.. i still like the other contenders…

  • Irena

    This series might actually turn out to be good given the casting decisions!

  • Maddie

    LOL… he’s perfect to play haymitch. I’m loving this casting. It’s so great!

  • right on

    this is exactly what HG needed…a pitch perfect casting. Harrelson has the emotional depth and breadth to play Haymitch. The only better cast might have been RDJ, but honestly, I think either is great…

  • Mo

    All of the casting decisions for Hunger Games have been a complete disaster. I will not be going to see this movie because it is such a let down. Seriously…Woody Harrelson you have got to be kidding me! What a waste of a good trilogy to have such a random casting job. No thank you Hunger Games, I’ll stick with the books.

  • Abby

    WOW kinda amzed they were able to get him. I think he’s a good casting. I’m really happy with all the casting for this movie other then Josh. I’ll never like him as Peeta. Should have gone to someone else.

  • Costa

    Jennifer is incredibly gorgeous. I love her. She’s really beautiful and a really sweet girl.

  • sam

    This is a good match for haymitch. I still feel that Josh Hutcherson should be gale and liam hemsworth should be peeta. it makes more sense.

  • noname

    It’s Great(:
    Still don’y like josh hutcherson and liam hemsworth..:|

  • noname

    Hi Just Jared,they start shooting the movie May 19,Give us some pics from the set!!

  • Carla

    really unique casting. love it <3