Hunger Games Short Film: Haymitch’s Second Quarter Quell

Before he became a drunk and the laughing stock of District 12, ol Haymitch Abernathy was a pretty badass dude with a good head on his shoulders. Since the “Hunger Games” books by Suzanne Collins tells the story from its heroine’s point of view (in first person), we don’t really know too much about Haymitch’s Hunger Games except in passing, though there was a short section that showed how he won his games via recordings (everything in the games are recorded). So how exactly did he win? Well, why read about it when filmmaker John Lyde has gone and shot a 10-minute short film telling you exactly how.

Haymitch Abernathy is being played by Woody Harrelson in the Lionsgate movie coming out in 2012. Gary Ross of “Seabiscuit” and “Pleasantville” fame is directing, with Jennifer Lawrence playing the heroine, Katniss Everdeen, whose stint in the Hunger Games launches a rebellion against the Rome-like Capitol wretches.

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