‘Bad Teacher’ star Bruno Gunn has been cast in the role of Brutus in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ Lionsgate’s anticipated sequel to this year’s hit sci-fi action adventure ‘The Hunger Games.’ ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be adapted from the second literary installment of the same name from Suzanne Collins’ hit novel series. Brutus will be introduced in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ as a former Career victor from District 2.

Besides ‘Bad Teacher,’ Gunn is also recognizable to television audiences. He has had frequent guest starring roles on such shows as ‘The Office,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Sons Of Anarchy,’ ‘Oz’ and ‘Prison Break.’ He joins other recent additions to ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ including Meta Golding as Enobaria, Lynn Cohen as Mags and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, as she safely returns home to District 12. She’s joined by fellow tribute and winner of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Peeta Mellark, portrayed by Josh Hutcherson. They must leave their friends and family again to embark on a Victor’s Tour of the districts.

Along the way, Katniss learns there’s a rebellion in the districts, which the Capital is in control of. President Snow is preparing for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, called The Quarter Quell, a competition that could change Panem forever.

Golding and the rest of the cast of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be directed by Francis Lawrence. The sequel will be released on November 22, 2013.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Bruno Gunn Cast as Brutus in the Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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