‘Hunger Games’ star Tom Blyth joins ‘Watch Dogs’ film adaptation

Posted on June 9, 2024

A new cast member has been added to Ubisoft and New Regency’s Watch Dogs live-action adaptation. The Hunger Games star, Tom Blyth, will join Sophie Wilde in the upcoming film, but it’s currently unknown what role he’ll play.

Deadline broke the news of the new actor’s involvement, with the film being directed by Mathieu Turi. As of writing, the plot for the Watch Dogs film is still under wraps and a release date has yet to be announced.

Blyth started his career in 2010 and is known for his role as Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. He’s also starred in other projects, such as Billy the Kid and Robin Hood. Following his Hunger Games debut, the actor is set to star in A Farewell to Arms, Wasteman, and Bull Run.

Watch Dogs is a video game that was released in 2014, where the player takes on the role of a vigilante hacker out for revenge. This hacker can use his smartphone to manipulate the world around him, such as traffic lights, citizen’s private information, and security systems, just to name a few. According to GameIndustry.biz, Watch Dogs became the most pre-ordered new IP in Ubisoft’s history at the time of release and the second-highest pre-ordered Ubisoft game. Thanks to the game’s success, two more titles were released with Watch Dogs 2 in 2016 and Watch Dogs: Legion in 2020.

Here’s hoping the film adaptation can prove to be just as successful.