With all the buzz about John C.Reilly on the verge of getting an offer for the much coveted role of Haymitch, Ted Casablanca from Eonline sheds some light on the issue :
According to a new report on Vulture, one lucky dude is about to be offered the role of Haymitch Abernathy, the remaining meaty role in the screen adaptation of The Hunger Games.
As we told you before, we think Robert Downey Jr, Gerard Butler, Brad Pitt, and Hugh Laurie would all be excellent choices to play the part of the alcoholic mentor, and while the actor “being offered the role” isn’t an obvious choice, we think he could be a solid pick.
John C. Reilly, who we hear is starving for the role!
So much so that according to Vulture, Reilly had been in talks to star as the sidekick to James Franco’s Wizard character in Disney’s Oz, the Great and the Powerful until he got word of The Hunger Games.
Although Lionsgate has yet to comment on or confirm this latest casting rumor, it could be one reason the Disney talks were stalled.
But not so fast, according to Reilly’s rep, who tells us, “John does not have an offer. NY Mag never fact checked with anyone.”
Doesn’t have an offer yet. Keyword.
Read more HERE