By now, everyone on Earth (and possibly beyond) knows the deal with "The Hungers Games:" based on the popular novels by Suzanne Collins, the upcoming film adaptation tells the story of a group of kids forced to fight each other to the death on a televised game show.
But while every game show needs a host, so far there has been no news about who would play the sinister future version of Jeff Probst.
Until now, that is.
It's official: according to a press release from Lionsgate, Wes Bentley has just been cast as the Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games, Seneca Crane. Your move, President Snow.
Bentley, of course, is no stranger to either high profile films or creepy roles; after bounding to instant stardom thanks to his turn as sensitive drug dealer Ricky Fitts in 1999's "American Beauty," Bentley has appeared as villains in a number of films, including "Ghost Rider" and "Jonah Hex."
Frankly, we think Bentley is perfect for the part; even his good characters have their darker side, while he manages to imbue his villains with hints of moral complexity as well -- so however you feel about Seneca Crane, chances are Bentley will deliver. We can't wait to see exactly what he does with the part.
"The Hunger Games" is set to begin filming later this summer for a March 23, 2012 release.