Thesp cast as character Gloss in sequel

Alan Ritchson has been cast in Lionsgate’s ”The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as Gloss, a former victor of the Hunger Games.

Filming of the sequel, based on the second book in the Suzanne Collins trilogy, is expected to begin next month with Francis Lawrence directing.

Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot ”Super Fun Night” with Rebel Wilson, and ”Blue Mountain State.”

”Catching Fire” is produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force with Jon Kilik. Lionsgate will release the film on Nov. 22, 2013.

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