The Hunger Games has quickly become a wild phenomenon with audiences, continuing the trend of young adult books to be successfully adapted for the big screen. With the second installment of the series due out this year, casting has continued for the third film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which will be split into two parts.
Actor Wes Chatham has been added to the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Lionsgate continues to round out the cast for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. Wes Chatham has joined as Castor, a cameraman from the Capitol who becomes a part of the rebellion. His character works closely with Cressida, who will be played by Natalie Dormer.
The first half of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is set to hit theaters in 2014 with the second half of the final film premiering in 2015. Splitting the final film of the series into two halves is a trend that has extended beyond cinema and is now being seen in television as shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men have split their final seasons into two parts.
It’s sort of fitting though as Harry Potter was the film that started the trend to split the final installment of series into two halves. If one thing, it seemingly affords films to pad their cast and take their time in getting all their ducks in a row for what is looking like an epic conclusion to a popular franchise.