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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Portrait Introduces Jeffrey Wright As Beetee

So far in the series of "Capitol Couture" portraits for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the focus has been all about, well, couture. We've seen regular fashion plates Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman dolled up, and then the low-key Cinna and disheveled Haymitch taking place. Earlier today Katniss stunned us with the custom-designed wedding gown she wears to wow the people of Panem, but now it's time for the series to take a much subtler-- and subtly rebellious-- turn.

Premiering at the fan site Mockingjay, here's out first look at Jeffrey Wright in costume as Beetee, the electronics expert who enters the Hunger Games arena alongside Katniss in Catching FIre. Take a look below:

Like Katniss in her own portrait, Beetee is holding a white rose-- a symbol used for President Snow frequently in the book, and probably a totem for the tributes in these portraits, since no one but Katniss or Beetee has held one. If you're not familiar with Catching Fire and are wondering how a grown-up like Beetee has wound up in this game for children, the rules are a little different in Catching Fire, with the tributes for that year's Games being selected among those who were already in it. That's right-- Katniss, Beetee and a handful of others have the privilege of competing in the brutal games twice.

Given the wide range of characters we've seen in these portraits so far, I wouldn't be surprised if the next few days bring glimpses of Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, and of course Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. The movie hasn't even finished filming, but could this glut of posters possibly be leading up to our first trailer? With the movie coming out in late November, there's still plenty of time-- but I admit, all this has me getting pretty impatient.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend