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Toronto -- Lionsgate has cast Jeffrey Wright to play Beetee in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. The Tony Award-winning actor will play Beetee, who hails from District 3 and is nicknamed "Volts" because of his electronics expertise. Wright's stage credits include Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which he reprised in HBO's 2003 miniseries adaptation. That earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Video: 'Hunger Games' Parody Trailer Goes Viral His film credits include Basquiat, Source Code, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. He will next join Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes' political thriller

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