More cast members are being added to director Gary Ross' adaptation of The Hunger Games on a daily basis, and the latest addition is Woody Harrelson.
THR reports that Harrelson has been cast as Haymitch Abernathy, who is the mentor for District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). In the Suzanne Collins novel, Abernathy was victorious in the 50th Hunger Games, and in the decades since, has acquired a drinking problem.
John C. Reilly was rumored for the role of Abernathy last month, until it was reported that Reilly was "never offered the part." With Abernathy cast, as well as the recent casting of Stanley Tucci as Games' host Casear Flickerman, that leaves the roles of Cinna, Everdeen's stylist, District 2 tributes Cato and Clove, and series antagonist President Snow still up for grabs. Rambin calls Glimmer "a dream role" >> Posted 05.11.11 by Ryan