Wes Bentley Cast as Head Gamemaker in Hunger Games
Posted 05.05.11 by Chris
Everyone's favorite creepy next door neighbor kid has just landed a role in The Hunger Games.
Wes Bentley has been cast as Seneca Crane, the Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestseller. In the book, Crane makes a crucial decision in the fate of the Tributes in the Hunger Games.
Bentley was on the road to be a movie star after playing filmmaker-drug dealer Ricky Fitts (remember the plastic bag?) in the Oscar-winning American Beauty, but unfortunately drug problems derailed those plans. He also had roles in Ghost Rider and last summer's dud Jonah Hex.
Bentley joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Willow Shield (Primrose), and Paula Malcomson (mother to Katniss and Primrose). Gary Ross is directing.