As they did with the casting for “Catching Fire,” Lionsgate is using the Hunger Games Facebook page to make important casting announcements and the latest name added to the cast is Robert Knepper, who will play the role of Antonius in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2.
A veteran character actor for nearly 30 years, Knepper is probably best known for his roles on TV in “Prison Break” and “Heroes” and also appeared in films such as Hitman and Transporter 3.
The character Antonius seems to be a bit of a mystery, because he doesn’t seem to be from Suzanne Collins’ book, but we assume that he’s either someone new we’ll meet in District 13 or someone from The Capitol.
You can see Knepper’s headshot posted on Facebook and Twitter with the announcement and let us know if you have any insight into Antonius’ identity.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 opens on November 21, 2014.