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Haymitch Rumors?

Rumors are circulating about John C. Reilly playing Haymitch in The Hunger Games movie. Although he was never anyone whose name I heard come up, I really like this pick and I think he would be great! I hope these rumors come true!! What do you think?

In other Hunger Games news, Paula Malcomson has been cast as Mrs. Everdeen. I think she looks like Jennifer Lawrence and I love when fake families in movies look like real families! (Maybe that's weird, but it's kind of a big deal to me-I hate when they don't really look like a family-anyone else??)


  1. Hmm. This is one casting choice that I'm not 100% sure about. I can't really envision him as someone whom would have been able to win The Hunger Games back in his day. I guess I unfortunately see him too much as the funny man.

  2. LOVE John C. Reilly! I think he can definitely pull off Haymitch! Underneath all that silliness is someone ruthless who won the Hunger Games. Can't wait to see the rest of the choices! ;-)

  3. I really kind of like it. I think he's a great character actor and he can be funny but serious. And I think he can pull of Haymitch as crazy but caring.

  4. Paula Malcomson was on an episode of Fringe not to long ago & she did a really good job. I am happy with her!

    I know John C Reilly can do more than comedy but when an actor plays an idiot so many times it is hard to picture him as anything else. To me Haymitch is the real hero of the series so I am unsure.

  5. Hmmm, it could probably work but I can see where it would be hard for some people to picture it. From the very beginning I always pictured a very scruffy Hugh Jackman....

  6. Hmmm... I wouldn't have pictured John C. Reilly, but I supposed he could do it. In fact, the type of person I imagined when I was reading the Hunger Games was someone like Nick Nolte.

    I know some people were hoping for Robert Downy Jr. but just because he struggled with his own substance abuse doesn't automatically make him perfect for the role which is why I think people were hoping for him.

    Then again, Nick Nolte's own drunken mug shot is what made me think he'd make a good Haymitch so I guess I'm one to talk, right?

  7. I also love John C. Reilly so yay!

  8. I never would have come up with John. C. Reilly on my own, but now that it's been tossed about, I think it's a great choice and I hope they do it! :D

  9. I think John. C. Reilly might be a good choice, I really like him :) Thanks for sharing the news.


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