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OMG, Woody Harrelson Almost Passed on Playing Haymitch in The Hunger Games

Posted by Contributor On January - 31 - 2012 0 Comment

In a new interview, actor Woody Harrelson tells Fandango that he nearly passed on playing Haymitch Abernathy in the upcoming film “The Hunger Games” stars Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci.

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Synopsis: In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. ~ by Suzanne Collins

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Woody Harrelson as Haymitch in The Hunger Games

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