Casting News – Alan Ritchson to join the “Catching Fire” cast

This week has been a very busy and exciting week for Lionsgate and Hunger Games fans as three new cast members for the sequel have been announced since Tuesday. Today Lionsgate announced that Alan Ritchson is going to be playing the District 1 Tribute Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

About the Character: A former Career tribute from District 1, Gloss and his sister Cashmere (who is also competing in the Games) are enamored of the Capitol.

Alan Ritchson: Alan Ritchson is the middle son of a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and a high school teacher. He began his career as a model, working for Abercrombie and Fitch and was also the model for the title character in Beowulf, with Angelina Jolie. Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson, and Blue Mountain State, which aired on Spike TV for three seasons. Previously, Ritchson recurred as Aquaman on CW’s Smallville and appeared in Season 3 of 90210 as a love interest to the character Teddy Montgomery. In addition to acting, Alan continues to pursue music. He released an album in 2005 called This Is Next Time.”

Once again, here is a quick recap of who has been cast so far:

  • Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
  • Amanda Plummer as Wiress
  • Lynn Cohen as Mags
  • Meta Golding as Enobaria
  • Bruno Gunn as Brutus
  • Alan Ritchson as Gloss

What do you think about these new casting choices? Do you think these actors are right for their roles? Are you looking forward to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Let me know in the comments below!

Alan Ritchson.


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