Lionsgate has announced that Wes Bentley (American Beauty) will play the role of Seneca Crane in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games.
Bentley will play Seneca Crane, the Head Gamemaker of the 74th annual Hunger Games, the games Katniss and Peeta participate in.
The Hunger Games, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, follows Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers herself into the Hunger Games in place of her sister, who beyond all odds, is originally chosen.
Bentley joins Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Paula Malcomson as Katniss' mother, Willow Shields as Prim, Katniss' sister, and Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket.
The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.