Big new casting news came out last night for the highly anticipated Hunger Games movie adaptation. just the other day, it was announced that Stanley tucci would be joining the cast that already included Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen.
Now, it has been revealed that Star of Cheers, Natural Born Killers, Defendor (Great movie, get it on netflix) and Zombieland – Woody Harrelson will be joining the cast to play Haymitch Abernathy, the mentor of the lead character.
Here’s the synopsis of the book in case you’ve never heard of it or read it.
In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.