Robert Knepper signs up for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

News Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 06:38
Robert Knepper

A new character to the world of The Hunger Games is set to be played by Robert Knepper in Mockingjay...

There's no rest for the team behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which continues to make oodles at money at the box office across the world. Yet there's the small matter of two more films to put out in the next two years, and thus work is well underway on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which lands in cinemas next November.

The decision to split Suzanne Collins' book in two is clearly a commercial one, and inevitably, it's lead to questions over how it can be done, and if there's enough material to adequately do it. The casting of Prison Break's Robert Knepper in the movie, however, offers a clue. For he's going to be playing a brand new character by the name of Antonius.

Given his non-appearance in the source material, we couldn't tell you who the character is and what his importance is. But we suspect a few more new characters may be added in order to bulk out the film's story a little.

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1 is in cinemas on November 21st 2014.

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