Lionsgate has revealed who will play the Haymitch’s drinking buddy from District 11, Chaff. And his name is E. Roger Mitchell:
Santa Monica, CA, August 10, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that E. Roger Mitchell has been cast in the role of Chaff in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. A tribute from District 11, Chaff won the 45th Annual Hunger Games and will compete in the Quarter Quell.
E. Roger Mitchell is an Atlanta based actor with decades of experience on the stage. His small and big screen roles have included “Battle: Los Angeles”, The Shield, One Tree Hill, and Tyler Perry projects including “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, and House Of Payne.
You might recall the unique way he introduces himself to Katniss in the book:
Chaff throws his good arm around me and gives me a big kiss right on the mouth. I jerk back, startled, while he and Haymitch guffaw.
So, it looks like they’re going to skip the rest of the careers for now, I suppose. Oh, Lionsgate, how you tease! Who do you think will be next? Seeder? Cashmere? Blight?
To check out the rest of the official cast, go to CatchingFireCasting.com