• 

The Hunger Games Movie Guide

Jeffrey Wright Cast as Beetee in 'Catching Fire'

By: Derrick Deane on September 7, 2012 at 10:45AM Comments (3)

 

Up until now, the Catching Fire casting announcements have pretty much featured amateur actors that few people had heard of. One of the key roles that was still open was Beetee, the District 3 electronics expert who earns the nickname Volts and figures prominently in the second book.

Critically acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright has snagged that role and while the name might not immediately jump out at you, his face is certainly one that you have seen before, most recently in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Ides of March and Source Code. He also starred as Felix Leiter in the last James Bond film Quantum of Solace and portrayed Muddy Waters in Cadillac Records.

Beetee becomes one of the participants in the 75th Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell, where past victors of Hunger Games compete for a second time. Beetee, along with Wiress (to be played by Amanda Plummer, best known as Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction) are called upon by Haymitch to protect Katniss and Peeta during the Quell. As a result, they form a close bond with each other.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters november 22, 2013 and will be followed a two-part Mockingjay finale on November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015.

Hunger Games fans, what do you think of this latest casting addition? Does Wright look like he can pull off the Beetee role or would you have preferred someone else?3

Follow along on Twitter @DerrickDeane and @Fandango.

Tags: Catching Fire

Categories: The Hunger Games

Comments (3)Leave a Comment

  • Sep 15th 2012 4:42PM

    ErikMarie_3  said...

    I enjoy Jeffery Wright (it could be worse!). But what is this "amateur actors few people have heard of" business? I've recognized all the actors they've announced so far.

    Reply

    Characters Remaining: 750
    • E-mail me when someone replies to my comment
  • Sep 9th 2012 2:30PM

    hardballjas  said...

    I like Jeffrey Wright but not as Beetee. Beetee is not black. Chaff is black, not Beetee, Chaff should be played by Danny Glover and Beetee should be played by Tony Shalhoub (once rumored to play Beetee) or Rick Moranis if they could get him to un-retire.

    Reply

    Characters Remaining: 750
    • E-mail me when someone replies to my comment
  • Sep 7th 2012 11:59AM

     said...

    Great cast. Love Jeffrey Wright's work!!!

    Reply

    Characters Remaining: 750
    • E-mail me when someone replies to my comment