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Donald Sutherland wins 'The Hunger Games' presidency, is cast as Coriolanus Snow

May 31, 2011 |  4:47 pm

Donald Sutherland lands the role of President Snow in 'The Hunger Games' This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

 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.]


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— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Donald Sutherland in February. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.