Official: Jeffrey Wright Cast as Beetee Friday 07 September, 2012
Finally, after nearly two weeks of no casting news, Lionsgate just announced that Tony/Emmy/Golden Globe Award-winner Jeffrey Wright will be playing Beetee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! We are absolutely thrilled about this, as we think Jeffrey is an exceptional actor (to say the least). Fun facts: He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and shares a birthday with Savanna (Dec. 7)!
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– Click here to watch Jeffrey Wright talk about his favorite movies.
– And click here to watch Jeffrey in a scene from Quantum of Solace!
About the Character:
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 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.