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

I just wanted to say that I didn't know Thresh, I only spoke to him once. He could have killed me, but instead he showed me mercy. That's a debt I'll never be able to repay. I did know Rue. She wasn't just my ally, she was my friend. I see her in the flowers that grow in the meadow by my house. I hear her in the Mockingjay song. I see her in my sister Prim. She was too young, too gentle and I couldn't save her. I'm sorry.

Katniss Everdeen

Caesar Flickerman: Peeta, the wedding, never to be?
Peeta Mellark: Actually, we got married in secret.
Caesar Flickerman: A secret wedding. Alright, do tell.
Peeta Mellark: We wanted our love to be eternal. You know, Katniss and I were luckier than most. I wouldn't have any regrets at all, if it weren't... if...
Caesar Flickerman: If it weren't... for what? What?
Peeta Mellark: If it weren't for the baby.

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