'Prison Break' star Knepper on board for 'Mockingjay'

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

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.

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