Woody Harrelson has a craving for 'Hunger Games'
By Adnan Tezer May 12, 2011, 19:21 GMT
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Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of Lionsgate's 2012 tentpole "The Hunger Games."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Paula Malcomson, Wes Bentley and Stanley Tucci.
Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville") is directing the feature adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestselling young adult novel.
Billy Ray is writing the adaptation.
"Hunger Games" is the first in a trilogy of science fiction novels that have developed a massive global following. The other two books in the trilogy are "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay."
Set in post-apocalyptic America, the book focuses on 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who must participate in a fight-to-the-death annually televised event called the Hunger Games, which pits youths against each other.
Harrelson will play Haymitch Abernathy, the alcoholic mentor to Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games.
Nina Jacobson is producing through her Color Force production shingle with Jon Kilik.
Shooting is set to begin in the summer.
The film will open on March 23, 2012.
Harrelson will be seen in the upcoming "Friends With Benefits" and "Rampart."