The roles of Haymitch Abernathy and Caesar Flickerman have finally be filled!
Stanley Tucci got the role of the host of the hunger Games, Caesar Flickerman, and Woody Harrelson was cast in the role of drunken District 12 coach Haymitch Abernathy.
Caesar Flickerman has the tough job of interviewing the 24 candidates before the games, and the winner afterward. Though not how I initially pictured him, knowing Stanley Tucci’s acting, I think he’ll do a stellar job.
And can I just say I can’t wait to see how Woody Harrelson does as Haymitch? Again, not how I initially saw the character (John C. Reilly was also being considered for this role, and I think he fits the part better visually), but he could pull it off. He has that ability of comic relief, and that is definitely part of what Haymitch’s role was in the story (among others, of course!).
What do you think? Do you think these actors can fill the shoes of these well-known characters?
The Hunger Games, based off of the novel with the same name by Suzanne Collins, is being produced by Lionsgate, and is set to hit theaters March 23, 2012.