Wes Bentley, the newly cast Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games analyses the THG, fans and their scrutiny.
As for Games, consider him a fan. “I read the first book, and she’s such a great writer, Suzanne Collins.” Bentley said. “I’m very excited to be a part of it. I loved the first book. It was so great. It was such an original idea. It echoes a lot of 1984. It echoes Ayn Rand. It’s got all the elements of great literature. It’s the modern tale of the government putting fear in people.”
The rabid Games readership has had a lot to say about the movie’s casting announcements, but Bentley doesn’t mind the scrutiny. “I think it’s all fair. It’s great because it means that there are passionate fans out there. That’s the thing about literature: There are different ways to interpret what you’ve read… It’s difficult to create a great script and then to create a great movie after a great piece of literature. There’s a lot of collaboration involved.”