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Much like how The Hunger Games: Catching Fire added new names like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright and Amanda Plummer to the franchise, we can expect a number of new faces in the upcoming Mockingjay Part 1. Over the last few weeks alone we've heard about new additions like Julianne Moore, Lily Rabe, and Evan Ross, and today the film series' Twitter feed has introduced another new actor joining the cast:
Those of you who are trying hard to remember exactly who Antonius is in Suzanne Collins' book, you can give up. It appears as though he is a new character that is being created for the film. Obviously this makes him a bit of a mystery, but if Deadline's information is correct then he will be "President Snow’s minister." As the Tweet mentions, Knepper will be playing the role in both Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, so presumably that means he will survive the first half of the story.
The actor is likely best known for his role as Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell on the Fox series Prison Break, but has also had his fair share of big screen roles in movies like Hitman, Transporter 3, Good Night, And Good Luck., and the Day The Earth Stood Still remake. This past year he also had roles in both R.I.P.D. and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. You can get a taste of his acting skills in the video below:
In addition to the aforementioned names, The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part 1 will also once again star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. Francis Lawrence, who directed Catching Fire, is helming both halves of the franchise finale and will be working from a script written by Danny Strong. Part 1 will be in theaters on November 21, 2014, while Part 2 will debut November 20, 2015.