‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Adds Jeffrey Wright as Beetee

This District 3 winner is also known as ’Volts’ because of his electronics expertise, in director Francis Lawrence’s sequel.

Jeffrey Wright joins The Hunger Games Catching Fire as Beetee
Jeffrey Wright joins The Hunger Games Catching Fire as Beetee
Lionsgate has announced that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' worldwide smash hit novel "Catching Fire." Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname "Volts" because of his electronics expertise.

Critically acclaimed and known to theater, film and television audiences alike, Wright garnered a Tony Award in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America and reprised his Angels role in HBO's 2003 mini-series adaptation of the play, earning both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his groundbreaking performance. Since then he has played memorable roles in films as diverse as Basquiat, Source Code, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, W., Syriana and Cadillac Records. Wright can next be seen with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes' political thriller Broken City.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 22, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Sources: Lionsgate

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  1. artkid04

    AAAAAH!!!! I am speechless, i'm crying, this is....this is so amazing, gold star, I love this actor, what a surprise in casting

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  2. ROFLitschristian

    There are too many good things happening with this film!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. ejk1

    The only man to play Felix Leiter twice is getting another plum role. Good for him.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. skywise

    Wonderful news.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Dan

    The only casting I haven't liked is Finnick. Which happened to be one of the most crucial... but otherwise they've lined up some great talent.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag


    good catch!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. ChiRep_1

    FANTASTIC choice!

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  8. John M

    I like this. He really good actor and a good fit for role of Beetee.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

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