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Robert Knepper enters final 'Hunger Games'

By AFP RelaxnewsMovies - 14 December 2013 12:00 AM

Robert Knepper enters final 'Hunger Games'

The actor best known for his roles on 'Prison Break' and 'Heroes' has joined the cast of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', the two-part episode that will conclude the dystopian trilogy.

Robert Knepper has agreed to play Antonius, a minister in the totalitarian government led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Lionsgate made the announcement via its Twitter account (@lionsgatemovies).

Along with Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer, the actor will be among the new faces joining the immensely successful trilogy in its final, two-part episode. The second movie, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', is currently in cinemas.

Adaptated from the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, 'The Hunger Games' is set in a totalitarian land, Panem, where each district submits a boy and a girl to compete in an annual competition to the death. These "Hunger Games" serve as entertainment to distract the oppressed population.

The third novel in the series, titled 'Mockingjay', will be adapted into two feature-length movies, just like the final books in the 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter' series in the past. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2' will be released in the fall of 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Viewers will once again see Jennifer Lawrence in the role of the people's heroine, Katniss Everdeen.