Official: E. Roger Mitchell Cast as Chaff Friday 10 August, 2012

Lionsgate just announced that E. Roger Mitchell will be playing Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! While we aren’t familiar with his acting abilities, he absolutely looks like the Chaff we envisioned while reading the book. Fun fact: He was an uncredited driver in Contagion, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh, the second unit director for The Hunger Games!

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Click here for the full press release.
Click here to watch a video of E. (or do we call him Roger?) promoting the film Crossing.

Update: We talked all about E. Roger on Episode 71! Go check it out!

About the Character:
A tribute from District 11, Chaff won the 45th Annual Hunger Games and will compete in the Quarter Quell.

E. Roger Mitchell:
E. Roger Mitchell is Miami, Florida native, Claflin University alumni, B.A. English/Drama, class of 1993. Who’s Who Among Americas Colleges and Universities: 1992. He then continued his education at the Alliance Theatre Professional Actor Internship, class of 1996. Earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from CUNY Brooklyn (City University of New York) class of 1999.

Roger is currently performing at Horizon Theatres’ World Premiere of Sheddin’. Most recently seen Theatre in the Squares’ production of Flying West, Theatrical Outfits’ world premiere of The Green Book, Arena Stage production of Every Tongue Confess. Atlanta’s Alliance stage in August Wilson’s Jitney, Gem of the Ocean, and Cuttin’ Up (2007 Tony Award-Best Regional Theatre Company). Theatrical Outfit’s production of A Confederacy of Dunces, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited (Suzi Award, Best Lead Actor 2010). Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company: Miss Evers Boys and Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Horizon Theatre: A Cool Drink of Water.

Film/TV: Spectacular Now, The Beginning of the End: Exorcism 2, Flight (starring Denzel Washington), Awakened, Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon, Coma, Hornet’s Nest, Blackhats, Battle: Los Angeles, The Crazies, Blood Done Sign My Name, S.W.A.T., Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Legend of Bagger Vance, Daddy’s Little Girls, HBO’s Boycott and Warm Springs (2005/Emmy Award Best Picture), Past Life, The Shield, Surface, NCIS, One Tree Hill, and House of Payne.

Source: CatchingFireCasting.com


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