Donald Sutherland has joined the cast of Lionsgate's & director Gary Ross' adaptation of Suzanne Collin's novel, The Hunger Games. Sutherland pretty much completes the extensive principle cast list for the movie which set in a dystopic future tells the tale of the annual "Hunger Games" a live televised fight to the death. Sutherland will play the pivotal role of "President Snow" the autocratic ruler of Panem and its contained 12 districts for some 25 years at the outset of the story. With a snake-like appearance, he is cruel and ruthless in his intimidation and control tactics. Sutherland joins Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Malcolmson & Wes Bentley. The Hunger Games is set to hit theaters March 23rd 2012.