Thesp joins screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins novel

”American Beauty” star Wes Bentley has been cast as Seneca Crane in Lionsgate’s ”The Hunger Games.”

Crane is the Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games, in which Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are forced to compete against one another and 22 other young people in a life-threatening survival setting.

Bentley joins Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Banks in the bigscreen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novel.

Bentley was last seen in ”Jonah Hex” and he’s currently filming Lakeshore’s Amanda Seyfriend thriller ”Gone.”

Bentley is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

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