Thesp to play Chaff in 'Hunger Games' franchise

E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as Chaff, a former victor of the Hunger Games.

Filming of the sequel, based on the second book in the Suzanne Collins trilogy, is expected to begin next month with Francis Lawrence directing.

Mitchell’s feature credits include “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman” and “Daddy’s Little Girls.” TV credits include “One Tree Hill and “House of Payne.”

“Catching Fire” is produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force with Jon Kilik. Lionsgate will release the film on Nov. 22, 2013.

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