'The Hunger Games' courting John C. Reilly for District 12 mentor, Haymitch

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There has been a lot of talk about who should play "The Hunger Games'" cantankerous District 12 coach, Haymitch Abernathy. He has to carry off hard and caring, be a believable drunk and yet an amazing deal maker to get Katniss (to be played by Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta ( Josh Hutcherson) the supplies and support they'll need to get through the games.

According to Vulture, the producers of the "The Hunger Games" are about to extend an offer to John C. Reilly.

You'll remember Reilly from roles in "Step Brothers," "Magnolia," and "Gangs of New York." Most recently, he had been in talks to star alongside James Franco in Disney's "Oz, the Great and the Powerful," but Vulture reports that those talks have stalled and insinuates that "The Hunger Games" may be why... 

Is this the guy who'll have Katniss and Peeta's fate in his hands?