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Friday, May 6, 2011

The Hunger Games Cast Gets a New Member

One more role has been filled with the casting of Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane, the head gamesmaker of the 74th annual Hunger Games.

The more people they cast for this movie, the more real it seems to me.  It's strange to think there will be a day when we say, "Hey, have you ever seen The Hunger Games?"  I really hope we'll be adding, "It was SO good, you should definitely see it!"  I guess time will tell.  I don't know that I've met anyone that is happy with the casting so far, but I guess we won't really know until it's done!  I think Wes could be a good fit for Seneca Crane. 

So what do you think about Wes Bentley?

The Hunger Games Movie Facebook page has created a really cool interactive gadget that lists all the tributes (so far) and gives information about them.

If you missed the casting for Effie Trinket, and Prim, here they are:

Elizabeth Banks

Willow Shields

There are rumors floating around that John C Reilly will be playing the role of Haymitch, but so far they have been denied.  What do you think about him? 

I think he could be ok, though I've personally thought more like Nick Nolte or Gary Busey.

Well, that's all for today!  Make sure you check out who they cast for Melanie in The Host movie!!


  1. John C Reilly is a little too Cirque du Freak-ish for me. I agree with Nick Nolte for the role. He's a wonderful actor and I think he could do a good job. =D

    And Wes seems fine as the gamesmaker.

  2. I've heard that Woody Harrelson is in the running for Haymitch right now and that Reilly is out ... But it's still all a rumor at this point....

  3. I think john C Reilly would be the perfect Haymitch, he seems exactly how I imagined haymitch.

  4. Thanks for letting me know about the facebook page. I actually think that maybe Nolte would make a good Haymitch, but I heard both him and Busey are completely insane...LOL

  5. I actually like Wes as Seneca...I think he'll do a great job.

    And I'd rather see Nick Nolte as Haymitch (though I have to admit when I read the series I saw Hugh Laurie in my head).

  6. "So what do you think about Wes Bentley?" What do I think of him?! I thinks he's sooooo charming! OK, for the role I think he's good.

    And John C Reilly is exactly like the Haymitch I've pictured in my mind!

  7. Super excited about all of this casting news! Can't wait until they start filming. Let the games begin!

  8. Oooh, Wes Bentley, I do like him!

    I'm very happy with all the cast chosen so far - I think it's going to be great! :-)

  9. He's so young! I mean, he's hot, but he's so young, I pictured Sineca as more middle aged 40-50, and a little fat, living off the Capitol.

    Prim I am over the moon about, she's perfect.

    Effie, well in an ideal world it would have been Kristen Chenoweth.

    Haymitch... yeah, he could work, except I always saw Haymitch as rail thin and unhealthy looking since he lives off spirits.


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