'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' casting: Tony Shalhoub nears offer for Beetee
It seems that our reveal opened the floodgates to more casting news. "Monk" favorite Tony Shalhoub is the frontrunner to play Beetee, an inventor who used his knowledge of electricity to help him win the games. He becomes essential to the rescue of the tributes from the Hunger Games arena.
Of course, Jena Malone has already landed the role of Johanna Mason. As for Mags, Finnick's fellow District 4 tribute, she has yet to be cast -- but Melissa Leo, who was on the shortlist, was recently informed that the producers were planning to offer the role to someone else. Leo's and Shalhoub's involvement were first reported by Variety.