Sons of Anarchy's Patrick Esprit will play Romulus Thread in Francis Lawrence's Catching Fire
Variety reports that Lionsgate had no comment on the casting of St. Esprit in the sequel to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games where Katnis Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peete Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) embark on a "Victor's Tour" of Panem's districts. Here, Katniss senses that a rebellion is on the brink as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) preps for the next Hunger Games.
Liam Hemsworth is also set to reprise his role, joining new cast members Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Jena Malone and Lynn Cohen.
Catching Fire is being produced by Color Force's Nina Jacobson alongside Jon Kilik, and Lionsgate plans to release the eagerly anticipated sequel on November 22nd, 2013.
The Hunger Games was a huge success, helmed by Gary Ross, who adapated the script alongside Billy Ray. The adventure fantasy debuted with a huge $152.5 million before generating over $406.7 million domestically, and an additional $277.07 million overseas.