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Robert Knepper joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in a mysterious new role

Dec. 11, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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You may recognize Robert Knepper from his various television roles on series such as PRISON BREAK, HEROES, and Frank Darabont's MOB CITY. On the big screen he has recently played the villain in R.I.P.D. and PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, but he will be next joining the cast of the already huge ensemble in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY. The two part conclusion to the Jennifer Lawrence blockbuster franchise is set to start filming this year for a release of MOCKINGJAY PART 1 next November and it appeared that the pivotal roles were all filled. Then this tweet came down today.

A search of any resource on THE HUNGER GAMES yields no results for any character named Antonius which means either that is not the real name of the character or he is a new creation for the expanded film. Either would be a reasonable assumption, but that would be if the role is a substantial one. Deadline says Knepper's role will be that of a minister in the cabinet of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). So, does this mean anything? Hard to say.

With CATCHING FIRE breaking records and MOCKINGJAY most assuredly to do the same, I would expect the final chapter of the trilogy/quadrilogy to go out with a bang. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY premieres PART 1 on November 21, 2014 and PART 2 on November 20, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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8:12AM on 12/12/2013
Great to hear for The Hunger Games. I've really enjoyed the films so far and the acting in them have been top notch.
Great to hear for The Hunger Games. I've really enjoyed the films so far and the acting in them have been top notch.
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12:27AM on 12/12/2013
Double post for the win!
Double post for the win!
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12:26AM on 12/12/2013
Knepper is a wonderful actor. Him and Willliam Fichtner carried Prison Break and enjoyed most everything I've seen him in. He was also a great villain in Heroes last season.
Knepper is a wonderful actor. Him and Willliam Fichtner carried Prison Break and enjoyed most everything I've seen him in. He was also a great villain in Heroes last season.
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10:13PM on 12/11/2013
He's a great underrated actor. Glad to see him getting more mainstream roles like this and in Mob City.

And if Webb introduces Carnage in his Amazing Spider Man films, I think Knepper would be a terrific choice.
He's a great underrated actor. Glad to see him getting more mainstream roles like this and in Mob City.

And if Webb introduces Carnage in his Amazing Spider Man films, I think Knepper would be a terrific choice.
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6:55PM on 12/11/2013
T-Bag!
T-Bag!
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4:53PM on 12/11/2013
I can't stand how studios break up the final book of
A series into two movies. It's a naked money grab and seriously compromises the story telling in my opinion! If The Final lord of the Rings book was one movie there is no reason why Mocking Jay can't be!!!!
I can't stand how studios break up the final book of
A series into two movies. It's a naked money grab and seriously compromises the story telling in my opinion! If The Final lord of the Rings book was one movie there is no reason why Mocking Jay can't be!!!!
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4:27PM on 12/12/2013
Can't speak for Mocking Jay but splitting them can be a wise choice beyond money grabbing. Sometimes theres just that much ground to cover. I'm glad they split those final Harry Potter films & wish they had book 4 as well.
Can't speak for Mocking Jay but splitting them can be a wise choice beyond money grabbing. Sometimes theres just that much ground to cover. I'm glad they split those final Harry Potter films & wish they had book 4 as well.
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