Woody Harrelson in talks to play Haymitch?

| May 5, 2011 | 29 Comments More

It’s one of the most closely guarded secrets of The Hunger Games movie….just who will be playing Haymitch.  Well according to reports by E-Online! Woody Harrelson may be in the running.

Just the other day John C Reilly was believed to be the actor most likely to be offered  the part of Haymitch, but it now looks like he’s no longer in the running (probably due to taking on another role in another movie).  Earlier reports suggested that Harrelson, along with Stanley  Tucci and Lenny Kravitz were all being considered for roles, with Harrelson thought to be the likely Seneca Crane.  As we found out today, that part has now gone to Wes Bentley.

So what do you think of the idea of  Woody Harrelson as Haymitch?  I can see it!



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  1. Amy says:

    He would be epic as haymitch please

  2. Matt says:

    I most certainly do vote for him to be Haymitch, he’d be great as him!

  3. Mar says:

    He would probably be a good Haymitch!

  4. Cimone says:

    I was totally thinking of him as Haymitch about a month ago! Cuz I saw “The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio” for the first time (good movie) and he played an alcoholic, and his performance was sooooo moving. He’ll be great if he’s cast.

  5. The guy says:

    Please make this guy or robert downey junior haymitch cause he looks more like haymitch than john c reilly

  6. Ly says:

    Personally, I think John C Reilly looks more Haymitch-y. BUT, I have more confidence in Woody Harrelson’s acting abilities. And obviously acting is more important than looks!

  7. Leia says:

    why is the world so cruel? is it that bad to ask the casting people to get ONE PERSON RIGHT??
    hugh laurie or jeremy rowley. that is all.

  8. kim says:

    It should be Hugh Laurie or Robert Downy Jr. NOT this guy or John C Reilly what are these casters THINKING?

  9. Alaina says:

    HUGH LAURIE! HUGH LAURIE! HUGH LAURIE! PLEASE NOT THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Laney says:

    OMG he is the one perfect right on home base!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. EmesleyWiebesley says:

    NO! Wrong, wrong, wrong!!! People who think this guy is “perfect” are a bunch of empty headed imbicils who need to clear the cobwebs from their minds and see how wrong this is!!! UGH! Hugh Laurie or Robert Doney Jr. Seriously! Some people don’t know how to do anything right!!! Most of the people who have been cast are awfull [(with the exception of Effie Trinket)(SHES PERFECT!! :DD)] ! The people who cast the actors need to take a long walk and think about what they are doing to the movie! They are going to make this movie into some awfull rerun of Twilight. At least TRY and make this movie as epic as the books were. Or you will have some hard core hunger games fans very unhappy! And that is NOT a pretty sight :) All right, I guess thats all, till the next time they mess up a character. Till then, good bye! Sincerely: EmesleyWiebesley!

  12. #1 Team Peeta :) :) says:

    wow emeslywiebesly take a ginormous chill pill then put your attitude in a juice box and suck it!!!!! u obviously have no respect for gary and suzanne and the casters. y dont u take a walk and suck on a sausage for all i care and think about how the only imbecil here is u!!!!! woody is the perfect choice a lot better than john c reilly, and u will deal with it. dont mean to sound so harsh but some of us still have hope in this movie and we kno the movie will be a success no matter what imbecils/haters think.

  13. lauren says:

    i dont likeeey

  14. Cuzin says:

    Robert doney jr. Or bust, really I think all fans should mob him to play this part, he would be perfect!

  15. pedro says:

    Looks < Acting when it comes to novel adaptations. i really like woody harrelson, hes one of my favorite actors, but he doesnt look like haymitch at all. but hes better than hugh laurie or john c Riley.

  16. PhebStur says:

    Woody Harrelson. Look, i’m really not a bad person or at least dont TRY to be, but until this morning I was actually considering all the actors as pretty dead on, after a week of thinkng hard about the actors and what they could do to improve them, I was for a while on the “Suzanne and Gary ” bandwagon of Gung HO!
    “Hay I thought…It could most certainly be worst casting.” And then a boomerang came and hit me in the face…with the news of yesturday…..Woody Harrelson as a considered role of Haymitch….really? I mean what happened….did one of the casting directors start drinking themselves onset? Seriously…this guy may be a decent actor…but him as haymtich is more than a bad decision. And I stand my ground with the opinion that maybe Gary And Suzanne and the rest of the Lionsgate Casting Direc. are doing this to uprile us…because this certainly cannot be the truth. Cause if it turns out to be verified that he will be our Haymitch… Then I say….The edgy fire that was supposed to burn throughout the movie…will die.” And count me and a few thousand other people who has heard this news…officially out.

  17. katnissnpeeta says:

    i think he would be a GREAT pres snow.

  18. Team gale! says:

    Common guys don’t be haters! Seriosly people dont you have faith in Gary and Suzanne? They will do this movie so perfect you will be sorry you even posted stuff about this turning into twilight and what not!!!! I like this guy but I would prefer RDJ for the role but I have never seen this guy act!!!! Stay true and faithful hunger games fans!!!:)

  19. Rose says:

    I picture him playing him with a slurred British or Australian accent but I wish he was more overweight, I like Robert Downey Jr.

  20. Mike says:

    Perfect. All he’d have to do is reenact his role from Zombieland – with a bit more of an angry edge. For all you people that are complaining: did you read the book at all? He was handsome and quite athletic in his younger years – check. He is not quite as handsome in his older years – check. He is crazy – crazy like a fox – I can totally see it – check. People who disagree with this choice, can you give rational reasons why?

  21. Kara says:

    NOOOO!!! GERARD BUTLER NEEDS TO BE HAYMICH! he’d make this movie so epic!

  22. Kara says:

    haymitch* oopss

  23. Kayla says:

    I’d rather Robert Downey Junior, but since it doesn’t look like he will be in the cast, I’d rather him. I loved him in Zombieland, he’s funny and he’s a good actor. I don’t see how you can go wrong with him ? (:

  24. Hunger Games Crazy says:

    I think he shall make a wonderful Haymitch. The only thing different for me was I pictured him with shaggy dark hair with the Seam look. Kind of like Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Junior. They might be just a little better to play the role.


  25. The guy says:

    Haymitch to me sounded irish or scottish to me at first so gerard butler would be great or Robert downey jounior is how i pictured haymitch.

  26. FurriedEyeball says:


  27. Taylor says:

    People just SHUT UP about Hugh Laurie and Robert Downey Jr. as Haymitch BECAUSE THEY CAN’T DO IT!! I’m sick of people whining like little brats about the casting SHUT UP, EVEN IF WHO YOU WANT DOESN’T GET THE PART YOUR STILL GONNA SEE IT SO SHUT THE F%%K UP!!

    Have you idiots even seen his acting, he’s perfect for the role. SO IF HE’S CHOSEN FOR HAYMITCH YOUR GONNA DEAL WITH IT!

  28. sam says:

    come on guys, stop whining and act like the mature hunger games fans we are. TRY to be considerate of other people’s choices. Personally, i love woody because he’s such a great actor and can totally pull this off. I would’ve loved for Jhonny Depp to play Haymitch but it’s not happening and i’m good with Woody. I trust that Gary and Suzanne will make a choice that will make us ALL happy and can make us stop acting like little immature twilight fans (yes, i am a twilight but the little immature ones make us look like stupid brainless girls -_-)

    *The Hunger Games FTW xD*

    Let’s make The Hunger Games the next world wide phenomenon !

  29. PEETA! says:

    He’d be good but i think he’s too known, they should get a new actor that isn’t really known

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