Woody Harrelson Lands Key Role in The Hunger Games

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Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, meet your mentor.

Veteran actor and Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson has landed the vital role of Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games. As fans of the book series know, this character is key to the trilogy, serving as the teacher for Katniss and Peeta inside the Capitol arena during its fatally entertaining event.

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The champion of the 50th Hunger Games, Haymitch is a drunk who has a love/hate relationship with Lawrence's Katniss. John C. Reilly was initially rumored for the role, but anyone who saw Kingpin has no doubt about Harrelson's ability to act inebriated.

What do you think of this casting choice, fans of the novel?

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