The Hunger Games will not be outdone by the flurry of casting news from Savages. Keeping the buzz train chugging along, the producers have offered the part of the ludicrously-named Haymitch Abernathy to John C. Reilly. Abernathy was noteworthy for being the only resident of District 12 to ever win The Hunger Games, which sounds like a Taco Bell promotional contest, but is actually something that is probably VERY important to dumb teenagers.
John C. Reilly wouldn’t be my first choice to play a character that is capable of winning anything, but things make a little more sense when I learned that Haymitch Abernathy is now the alcoholic mentor of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). That clears things up nicely.