Donald Sutherland Joins “The Hunger Games” Cast

Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011 1:37 PM GMT

He’s the definition of Tinseltown longevity, and Donald Sutherland has just signed on for “The Hunger Games.”

The “Italian Job” actor will play the role of President Snow, the ruler of Panem and the series’ main puppet master.

Sutherland joins an already-stellar cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Elizabeth Banks.

“The Hunger Games,” an adaptation from the popular novel series, is scheduled to release in theaters on March 23rd, 2012.

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