OFFICIAL: E. Roger Mitchell Cast As Chaff In “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
E. Roger Mitchell will play 45th Hunger Games victor Chaff from District 11 in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”!
Chaff is described as “six feet tall, with dark skin, and an arm that ends with a stump because he lost his hand in the 45th Hunger Games. He chose not to get a prosthetic arm.” Chaff was also guessed to be around mid to late forties.
E. Roger Mitchell, born in February 18, 1971 according to his IMDb, is 41 years old this year which is close to the age Chaff was supposed to be. In terms of height, standing at around 1.78m (5’10”) according to his resume, E. Roger Mitchell is a pretty close match to Chaff’s 1.83m (6′) height.
Press release from Lionsgate below:
E. ROGER MITCHELL CAST AS CHAFF IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Santa Monica, CA, August 10, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in the role of Chaff in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A tribute from District 11, Chaff won the 45th Annual Hunger Games and will compete in the Quarter Quell.
E. Roger Mitchell is an Atlanta based actor with decades of experience on the stage. His small and big screen roles have included “Battle: Los Angeles”, The Shield, One Tree Hill, and Tyler Perry projects including “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, and House Of Payne.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.
Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com
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