Haymitch Abernathy is a drunk. A falling down, passed out drunk. He is also the mentor to District 12 tributes and star duo from The Hunger Games coming to theaters March 23, 2012. Haymitch is the only living victor of the Games from District 12.
When casting this crude but ultimately semi-lovable mentor, they chose wisely by casting Woody Harrelson. Harrelson has range, no doubt, and this one should be a lot of fun for us to watch. John C. Reilly was previously rumored to be attached, but it was quickly ruled out as he left the project.
Harrelson joins Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley and Stanley Tucci in the cast.
Additionally, we also have the newly cast tributes from District 10, known for its livestock. The male tribute also has a handicapped foot in the book. Jeremy Marinas and Dakota Hood are the newly added teens. They may be shying away from the boy’s abnormality, however, since he is a stunt performer (just like in District 6’s casting).
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