Two-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (pictured, via) will play Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games movie adaptation.

Harrelson has acted in literary adaptations including 2007′s No Country for Old Men. Director Gary Ross described the role in the release: “Haymitch is such an unforgettable character: funny cranky outrageous, sarcastic, impatient, biting but ultimately kind.”

As of this writing, 1,582 Facebook users “like” this announcement. However, many readers preferred that House MD actor Hugh Laurie play the role.

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