James Franco is a jack of all trades, and that alone makes him an outstanding candidate for the Games. He's constantly surprising the world with a newfound skill, so I wouldn't be shocked if some of those hidden talents would work in the arena. He's gotten lost in so many different roles before, which means he could charm, terrify, and manipulate others. Plus, it's a proven fact that James Franco never sleeps (except in class), so he could use that extra time to stalk the other tributes or just plan his next move.
Everyone loves Betty White; she's a national treasure. She definitely wouldn't be the most athletic, but she's got the most life experience. Plus, no one would be able to kill Betty White and face themselves again the next day.
— Becky Kirsch, director of entertainment