Lionsgate has announced that Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of THE HUNGER GAMES, reports ComingSoon.net.
Lionsgate has announced that Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of THE HUNGER GAMES, reports ComingSoon.net. He will play Hunger Games survivor Haymitch Abernathy who mentors the new tributes from District 12.
Additionally, on the film's Facebook page, Lionsgate revealed the casting of District 2 tributes. Alexander Ludwig (RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) and Isabelle Fuhrman (ORPHAN) will play Cato and Clove, respectively.
Based on Suzanne Collins' novel, the story is set in a future where each district of a divided U.S. sends two young competitors into a death match, which is televised.
Cast members include Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Jack Quaid (Marvel), Leven Rambin (Glimmer), Willow Shields (Prim), Paula Malcomson (Mrs. Everdeen), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane) and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman).
Gary Ross is the director. Billy Ray penned the script. Color Force's Nina Jacobson is the producer.