Books into Movies: Hunger Games - Catching Fire (Three More Tributes Cast)

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Three more tributes have been cast! Alan Ritchson will play Gloss, the tribute from District 1. But in my mind he's still Aquaman from Smallville. Bruno Gunn was cast as Brutus, a District 2 tribute. And Meta Golding earned the role for Enobaria, the female tribute from District 2. Continue Reading for more details! 

As more casting news rolls in for Catching Fire I'm finding myself quickly realizing how long ago it was that I read this book. Seriously, I don't even remember who Gloss is! At least I recognized the names Finnick and Johanna. That's what really matters, right? 

If you're like me and were perplexed by the name Gloss, here's a backstory from the always awesome The Hunger Games Wiki:

He represented District 1, along with his sister, Cashmere. He was present during training and spent a little time with Katniss, although Katniss didn't really take a liking to him. [...] Gloss was one of the members in the Career pack with Enobaria, Brutus and his sister.

So he's a part of the Career pack, which means he's one of the tribute villains of the book. He's also described as being "classically beautiful." But I suppose that's a requirement if he's from District 1. 

I like the casting choice because Alan Ritchson was great in Smallville. I'm sure he can play the bad guy for Catching Fire

Bruno Gunn was cast as Brutus, another name I was very unfamiliar with. Again, I took to The Hunger Games Wiki for some info: 

Brutus was named seemingly perfectly as it mirrors his brutality and strength. [...] When Brutus came of age, he volunteered to take part in an unknown Hunger Games, he was a Career Tribute, part of the main pack, and won his Games fairly close to the time fellow District 2 Tribute, Lyme, won hers. Both Lyme and Brutus became Mentors for later Tributes, possibly including Enobaria.

So another bad guy. There's really not much to say about the casting choice other than he looks like a brute...aka Brutus. I'm just angry that I don't remember any of these baddies!

Finally, Meta Golding will conquer Enobaria, the female tribute of Brutus' District. She has a very important role in the books. And I'd like to say I know this because Catching Fire is flooding back to me, but sadly it's because I referenced The Hunger Games Wiki. Here's a bit of description if your memory is a bit foggy:

When Enobaria had become old enough to participate in the Hunger Games, she volunteered to perform in the 62nd Hunger Games, meaning she was 17 when she won. During the 62nd Hunger Games, Enobaria ripped open another tribute's throat with her teeth. [...] After winning the Games, she had her teeth cosmetically altered to end in sharp points, like fangs, and tipped with gold so that they would be a formidable weapon as well as virtually indestructible.

She's a part of the Career Alliance with Brutus, Cashmere, and Gloss. So Enobaria is another villain in the Quarter Quell! I'm not familiar with Meta Golding, but those Criminal Minds fans may recognize her. 

All this news is giving me a major reality check. It's been a few years since I've read Catching Fire, and I may need a refresher read. I only remember the good guys! And I have no clue who any of these villains are! Thank god for wiki. I think casting has been pretty solid so far, unlike some other book adaptations recently...ahum...The Mortal Instruments...I'm definitely talking about you. 

If you haven't checked out I would head over there. They've laid out all the tribute characters/actors in a really cool format. And it makes everything much less confusing, since the cast is so large! 

Do you lovely readers remember these characters? Or are you just as lost as me? What do you think about casting thus far? Thoughts below!


  1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one not recognizing these names!! Lol

    I feel like a re-read is in order, since it has definitely been a while.

    1. Definitely! I'm going to be re-reading it before the November 2013 release date. Luckily I have some time, LOL :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks so much for this fascinating post! I loved seeing who will be playing various characters- and I appreciated the information you provided about each (since most of them I didn't remember). Looks like I should reread before the movie comes out!

  3. I didn't re-read book one before the movie came out but I definitely wan't to try and re-read book two before the second movie. Luckily (unfortunately) I have a while before the movie comes out.