E. Roger Mitchell cast in ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel
E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in the sequel Catching Fire as Chaff, a middle aged tribute and former winner from District 11.
Catching Fire sees Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) returning to the Hunger Games arena for a special Quarter Quell Games. In a twist, the Capitol has decided to populate the arena with previous victors, choosing tributes only from each district’s pool of former winners. Mitchell’s character, Chaff, is a career tribute–who knew and likely mentored — the tributes Thresh (Dayo Okeniy) and Rue (Amandla Stenberg), who were killed in the first film.
Mitchell’s acting credits include minor roles in Battle: Los Angeles, The Crazies, Blood Done Sign My Name, and most recently, Flight (starring Denzel Washington).
Catching Fire is scheduled to be released in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.