Donald Sutherland cast in 'The Hunger Games'
Donald Sutherland's name has been added to the long list of stars in "The Hunger Games" cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor is set to play President Snow in the film adaptation of the popular young adult novels written by Suzanne Collins. Sutherland's character is described as a "cruel and ruthless" leader who has "a contentious relationship" with the film's protagonist Katniss Everdeen, played by "Winter's Bone" and "X-Men: First Class" star Jennifer Lawrence.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz was announced as a cast member last week. The musician will play Cinna, a "mild-mannered" first time stylist whose designs are "show-stopping." He's the stylist assigned to Everdeen for the lead up to the Hunger Games, a televised event that sees a boy and a girl from different districts fight each other to the death, film studio Lionsgate said. The film is set for release on March 23, 2012.
Woody Harrelson was recently confirmed to play the character of Haymitch Abernathy, Everdeen's mentor.
Others who have been cast in "The Hunger Games" include Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, the "upbeat" host of the Hunger Games, Wes Bentley of "American Beauty," who will play head game mastermind Seneca Crame, Elizabeth Banks, who will take on the role of Effie Trinket and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who portray Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne, who compete for Everdeen's affections.
Jack Quaid, the son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, Amanda Stenberg, Jeremy Marinas and Dakota Hood have also been linked to the movie.
Sutherland is also set to star opposite Elijah Wood and Eddie Izzard as Flint in the Syfy network's adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel "Treasure Island." The project will be shot as a two-part made-for-television movie set to premiere in early 2012. He will also be seen in the upcoming film "Horrible Bosses" with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.
The veteran actor nabbed a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on January 26. He received the 2,430th star which located at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard, next to his son's star, Kiefer Sutherland of "24" fame.