Robert Knepper to Play Antonius in Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2

Mockingjay casting news has resumed!  In what came as a surprise to some of us, Lionsgate announced that Prison Break actor Robert Knepper would be taking on the role of Antonius in both Mockingjay films.

 

Now WHO is Antonius, you might ask?  Early on there was a lot of speculation that he was Dr. Aurelius; however The Wrap is reporting that Antonius is actually President Snow’s Minister.  We’re still not exactly sure what that means, but if we find out more we’ll let you know!

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Poll: Will Delly Cartwright Be in the Mockingjay Films?

So Mockingjay casting is in full swing, and with characters who fans are struggling to remember being cast — therefore confirmed for the films — the fate of Delly Cartwright is still unknown.  While I had accepted that she would go the way of Madge Undersee, I’m starting to wonder if maybe she will get cast.  Since there are TWO films it does seem as though they can make room for her.  Not to mention, just about everyone remembers Delly, right?  Lyme, Homes, and some of the other characters have slipped the minds of many, but they have been cast.  So what I want to know is do you think Delly Cartwright will be in the Mockingjay films?  Personally, I REALLY hope she is!

Photo: The Moment Stef Dawson’s Life Changed

Check out this amazing photo captured by Stef Dawson’s friend, beejanland, when she found out she had won the role of Annie Cresta in the Mockingjay films.  Not only was the timing impeccable, her expression is pricesless!

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Australian Actress Stef Dawson Cast as Annie Cresta

As promised, Lionsgate has announced another member of the Mockingjay cast!  Stef Dawson will portray District 4 victor and Finnick’s love, Annie Cresta.  While she’s been acting fairly regularly for the past six years, it’s been mostly short films and indie projects.  Personally, I am not familiar with her previous work, but based on her appearance alone I think she looks perfect!

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What do you think?  Is this how you pictured Annie?  Let us know!

More Mockingjay Casting News Tomorrow!

The official Hunger Games twitter tweeted THIS just now:

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What a great way to kick off a Monday, right?  Who will it be? Boggs? Coin? Maybe another Star Squad member? Let us know what you think!

Synopsis For Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 Released

Lionsgate spent part of their time at Cannes selling their films to the foreign market, among their sales were Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, which included a brief synopsis of the films.  Warning: spoilers presesnt!  If you haven’t read Mockingjay you might want to save the synopsis until you have.

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In MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.

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Mockingjay Casting Call and Production Dates

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As we told you earlier this week, Production Weekly announced via Twitter that Mockingjay Part 1 would commence production in September with filming locations in both Boston and Atlanta.  According to a post by Acting Auditions, pre-production is already underway, with filming going through May 2014. In addition to this, they have listed rules and regulations for actors who wish to be part of the film, which includes being eligible to legally work in Boston, Atlanta and the United States.

Color Force/C4 Productions in association with Larger Than Life Productions are in pre-production on the feature film “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”. This is the first half of the third installment in the blockbuster hit The Hunger Games trilogy, and will be filmed back-to-back with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”. Shooting will run from September 16, 2013 through May 20, 2014 and will take place in Atlanta, GA and Boston, MA. Principal actor casting for the main roles will take place in Los Angeles with additional actor casting in Atlanta and Boston. Extras will be cast throughout the entire production in both cities.

Since there is still no official confirmation to any of this, we’re going to consider this a rumor.  However, if this is true, what scenes do think will be shot in Boston? And how excited are you to be getting Mockingjay news this soon?!

Thanks to Hunger Games Examiner for the tip!