Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Woody Harrelson is Haymitch!

I know I wasn't going to post today, but I just quickly want to announce, since I love both the Hunger Games and Woody Harrelson: Woody has been cast as Haymitch, my favorite tragic alcoholic from the books.

You can read about it, here. That is all.

Oh, also: thanks to Angela Ackerman and The Facebook for informing me of this EPIC WIN.

30 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

THATS AWESOME!!!!! What a perfect match!

Kelly said...

I never thought of him as Haymitch, but it definitely could work!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Haymitch is just about my fav character in the whole series.

Jen said...

What a good piece of casting!

Misha said...

Eeeep! Cool! ^_^

Solvang Sherrie said...

That's brilliant! He'll be awesome as Haymitch!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I like the idea. Okay, I like him a lot better than the choices for Peta and Gale.

Pam Harris said...

I never thought of Woody as Haymitch, but I LOVE the idea. In fact, I think it's the best casting choice thus far. :)

G. P. Ching said...

Perfect choice!

Jess said...

I never pictured someone like him when I read the books, but I think he's done some really strong acting (and some pretty silly stuff too). Should be awesome. I just have no idea what this movie is gonna be like--how they'll have the Arena and everything. I can't wait. I haven't been to a movie in the theater since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (or whatever it was called...stupid alien ending), but I think I'll have to find a babysitter and go to this one :)

Emily White said...

He is a perfect pick! I'm really getting excited about this movie. It seems the director has good insight when it comes to picking actors.

Michael G-G said...

Love the gap between his front teeth. But somehow my mental image of Haymitch is someone a little more hirsute than Mr. Harrelson. Perhasps he'll be bewigged?

Old Kitty said...

Yay for Woody!!! I like him - he's crazy in a fun way! Take care
x

Cynthia Lee said...

Oh yeah. He's perfect. Yay!

Janet Johnson said...

He's perfect! Great pick. :)

aspiring_x said...

the thing about these castings... is that they keep picking people i wouldn't have guessed for the parts. then i think, think, think about it and- you know what?- every single actor/actress (that i'm familiar with) in an incredible talent! i ADORE the fact that talent is trumping fashionability or looks for these castings! whoo hoo!
myfavorite woody performance= zombieland.

Chris Phillips said...

I'm sure he's already doing research to make the alcoholic thing authentic.

Carolyn Abiad said...

I'm thinking he's going to save this movie. I haven't liked the cast pics so far otherwise...

Suzie F. said...

Woody as Haymitch? Sweet!

Josin L. McQuein said...

Now they just need to cast Tim Gunn as Cinna :-P (I don't care if he's too old.)

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Good ol' Woody.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Think this character will crave Twinkies as well?

Anita said...

Interesting...keeping an open mind on this one...you have the best info on this blog!

Lindsay said...

Ooh! He'll make an awesome Haymitch. Can't wait!

Nichole Giles said...

At first I wasn't sure I liked Woody for Haymitch, but the more I think about it, the more I realize it really is a perfect fit. So excited for this movie!

And dude, I'm following your blog now too!

Michelle Merrill said...

Oh saweet! I hadn't seen this yet. Thanks for posting :)

Lisa Gail Green said...

I KNOW!! I saw that and RT'd it. I wouldn't have pictured him, but I'm really excited about it. I think he'll be great.

Elana Johnson said...

I can't wait to see this movie. Can. Not. Wait.

LTM said...

This is very cool. Very awesome. And now that I've seen Zombieland, I'm thinking he'll make a better Haymitch than RDJr... :D

next!

Stephanie said...

SHVEET!