Robert Knepper joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay cast

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 December 2013
Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper has been cast as Antonius in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', a brand new character thought to be President Snow's minister

Robert Knepper has been cast in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'.

The actor, best known for playing Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell in popular TV series 'Prison Break', is on board to star as evil President Snow's minister Antonius, according to Deadline.com.

The mystery character has been created specifically for the purpose of the films, and doesn't feature in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy.

When quizzed about the nature of the role, Lionsgate refused to comment, but fans are speculating he could play a role in Peeta's kidnapping since 'Heroes' star Knepper is famed for playing villainous characters.

The final 'Hunger Games' book is being split into two instalments, both directed by Francis Lawrence, with the first hitting the big screen on November 21, 2014, and the second on November 20, 2015.

Knepper joins an all star cast including core actors Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and newcomer Julianne Moore, who will play President Alma Coin.

Evan Ross - who is the son of legendary singer Diana Ross - has also been cast as an assistant to filmmaker Cressida, who is set to be played by 'Games of Thrones' actress Natalie Dormer.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
  • UK release: 20 November 2014

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star…

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