Catching Fire Casting News: Jeffrey Wright as Beetee

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It's been a while since we brought you any meaty The Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting news. Today, Lionsgate announced that Jeffrey Wright will join the Catching Fire cast as Beetee.

Jeffrey Wright

Beetee is a tribute from District 3 whose electronics expertise earn him the nickname Volt. The role was originally rumored to be going to actor Tony Shalhoub.

Wright has appeared in numerous films, including his portrayal of Colin Powell in W., and Felix Leiter in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

He'll join Jennifer Lawrence, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, and Sam Claflin in the Hunger Games sequel. The film is set to be released November 22, 2013.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Quotes

[Eulogy for the fallen tributes of District 11] They fought with honor and dignity until the end. Both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren't just measured in years. The measure in our lives are the people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss. We know that without Thresh and Rue, we wouldn't be standing here today.

Peeta Mellark

Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I'm talking to you, Katniss.

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