Robert Knepper has been cast as Antonius, President Snow’s minister, in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” Lionsgate announced Wednesday on Twitter.
“Catching Fire” filmmaker Francis Lawrence returns to direct the two-part “Hunger Games” finale, which is based on the third novel in the bestselling series by Suzanne Collins.
Jennifer Lawrence is set to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen, who leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
Knepper joins fellow franchise additions Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Elden Henson, Wes Chatham and Mahershala Ali. He’ll appear in both “Mockingjay” movies, which will be released worldwide on Nov. 21, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015.
Knepper is a TV star best known for his creepy turns on “Prison Break,” “Heroes” and “Cult.” He appeared in Frank Darabont’s pilot for “Mob City,” and his recent feature credits include “R.I.P.D.” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” He’s repped by Innovative Artists and Kramer Management.