'Sons of Anarchy' thesp to play Romulus Thread

Director Francis Lawrence has tapped “Sons of Anarchy” thesp Patrick St. Esprit to play Romulus Thread in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Lionsgate had no comment.

Based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins, sequel sees tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark embark on a “Victor’s Tour” of Panem’s districts, where Katniss senses a rebellion simmering as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Ready to enforce the Capitol’s law under any circumstance, Thread becomes the Head Peacekeeper of District 12 in “Catching Fire.”

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth return to star in the sequel alongside newcomers Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Jena Malone and Lynn Cohen.

Nina Jacobson is producing through her Color Force banner along with Jon Kilik. Lionsgate will release “Catching Fire” on Nov. 22, 2013.

St. Esprit has experience playing authoritative military types, having appeared in “We Were Soldiers,” “United 93,” “Green Zone” and most recently, in J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8.” He also played police officers in recent episodes of “Rizzoli & Isles” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Thesp is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Justice & Ponder.

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