Donald Sutherland wins 'The Hunger Games' presidency, is cast as Coriolanus Snow
Someone get Donald Sutherland a place setting — the legendary actor has been cast in "The Hunger Games."
Sutherland joins a laundry list of recent additions to the highly anticipated franchise, which landed Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson as leads.
Sutherland will portray tyrannical President Coriolanus Snow, the “snake-like” ruler of the state of Panem and the administrator of a series of brutal competitions.
Sutherland joins supporting actors Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson.
[For the Record, 12:04 p.m. June 2: A previous version of this post stated that Chris Hutcherson was cast as a lead in "The Hunger Games." In fact, Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peeta Mellark.]
— Matt Donnelly
Photo: Donald Sutherland in February. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.