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“Catching Fire” finds its Brutus in Bruno Gunn


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Like we’ve been anticipating for a few weeks, the casting announcements for “Catching Fire” are now coming fast and furiously. The newest actor to be added to the ever-growing ensemble is Bruno Gunn, who will be playing the District 2 Quarter Quell tribute Brutus, Lionsgate revealed today.

This comes hot off the news that Meta Golding was cast as Gunn’s fellow District 2 tribute Enobaria yesterday. The two characters end up being enemies of Katniss Everdeen, though they all stand united in their stance against the Capitol’s harsh new Hunger Games rules.

Gunn has had supporting roles in a variety of film and TV projects. Most recently he’s appeared in “Sons of Anarchy,” “Bad Teacher” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He and fellow recent cast member Patrick St. Esprit, also from “Sons of Anarchy,” should have plenty to talk about.

This role took a while to cast, as WWE superstar Kevin Nash had previously admitted he was in contention for the role. “I just pray it’s recurring, that he doesn’t get killed,” he told USA Today on the “Magic Mike” Los Angeles Film Festival red carpet.

With the Brutus casting, most of the main roles in “Catching Fire” have been filled. There’s still Cashmere, Gloss and Twill to worry about, but we’ll likely find out who will play them in the next one to two weeks. Filming on “Catching Fire” begins in a month or so, which means it’s really crunch time to get the full ensemble lined up.

“Catching Fire” is due in theaters on November 22, 2013.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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