A new Tribute has entered the Quarter Quell in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and it’s District 1’s victor, Gloss, who will be played by Alan Ritchson.
Ritchson is better known for his role as Thad Castle in Spike’s ‘Blue Mountain State’ but before being cast in that role, he made a splash on the CW’s ‘Smallville’ playing Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. He also appeared in the CBS pilot ‘Super Fun Night’ which although was passed as a series on that network, may get a second chance on ABC.
Gloss is one of the many Career Tributes (aka Careers) who participated in the Quarter Quell. A Career Tribute is someone who trains all their lives to compete in the Hunger Games and then volunteers as opposed to being selected, as Peeta was. In ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ the Careers included Brutus (Bruno Gunn), Enobaria (Meta Golding), Gloss (Ritchson), and Gloss’ sister Cashmere (still uncast).
Described as classically beautiful, a skilled swimmer and physically stronger than the other Tributes, Gloss is the first of his family to have won the Games. Both he and his sister are a formidable pair against Katniss. He also plays an important role in the fate of one of Katniss’ allies.
Ritchman is one of many who have been recently added to the cast. Seeing how Lionsgate is holding out to announce the best for last, don’t be surprised if the next casting news will be about Cashmere with the announcement of who will be playing Finnick to be the last officially announced.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on November 22, 2013.