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Official Casting: Jeffrey Wright To Play Beetee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Jeffrey Wright will be playing District 3 victor, Beetee.

After a few weeks of no news, Lionsgate has announced who will be “Volts” from District 3:

Santa Monica, CA, September 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in 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.

It’s great to finally know who is playing such a pivotal role in the film.  Here’s what Katniss had to say about him during his interview with Caesar Flickerman:

Beetee questions the legality of the Quell in his nervous, twitchy way, wondering if it’s been fully examined by experts of late.

I, for one, am pleased with this development.  Jeffrey has been in numerous films and TV shows.  And although Jeffrey may not have been the Beetee in your mind, I believe this talented actor will definitely be able to create a Beetee that will still be loved and appreciated by the fans.  I mean, read what they have to say about him:

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 and QUANTUM OF SOLACE, W, SYRIANA, and CADILLAC RECORDS.  Wright can next be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes’ political thriller BROKEN CITY.

So, what do you all think?  Do you think Lionsgate has made all the official announcements they will make for the main cast? Or are you still anticipating who the “mystery woman” is going to be on the Catching Fire Casting site?  Check out the rest of the cast there at CatchingFireCasting.com

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary