Reilly, Malcomson Join “Hunger Games”

“Caprica” actress Paula Malcomson has signed while John C. Reilly is set to be offered a key role in “The Hunger Games” for Lionsgate reports Reuters & Vulture.

The story chronicles Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her defiant struggle to survive in a future dystopia where The Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to atone for their onetime insurrection through the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death event held in a fantastical man made arena.

If he agrees Reilly would play Haymitch Abernathy, the only person from District 12 to win the games. Now he serves as a mentor to District 12 contestants Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), although he has become an alcoholic.

Malcomson will portray the mother of Katniss and Primrose Everdeen. Gary Ross directs from an adapted screenplay by Billy Ray and shooting kicks off shortly.