Who Should Play Jennifer Lawrence's Mentor in The Hunger Games?
03/29/2011 AT 07:45 AM EDT
As Lawrence, 20, prepares to flex her leading lady chops in the role of Katniss Everdeen, the feisty, dark-haired heroine in author Suzanne Collins's dystopian society, there are two other major roles up for grabs: Peeta Mellark, her love interest, who (mostly) stays by her side during the annual life-or-death Hunger Games, and Haymitch Abernathy, a Hunger Games champion with thick skin and an alcohol addiction – tokens of his survival.
With Hunter Parrish as the frontrunners to fill Peeta's shoes, who should step up for the role of Haymitch?
Robert Downey Jr. has played the wise guy before, most recently in Sherlock Holmes, where he portrayed the iconic detective
Hugh Laurie, whose no-nonsense portrayal of Dr. Gregory House seems like a perfect match
Alan Rickman, better known as Harry Potter's Severus Snape, is no stranger to book-turned-movie franchises
Jeff Bridges proved he can play the tough guy in the boots of True Grit's Rooster Cogburn, a role that earned him an Oscar nod
With the first installment of the beloved trilogy set to hit theaters next March, tell us: