Official: Alan Ritchson Cast as Gloss in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Lionsgate is on casting FIRE this week! They’ve just updated the Casting page to announce that Alan Ritchson has been cast as District 1 tribute Gloss in Catching Fire! Once rumored to have auditioned for Finnick Odair, Ritchson has now found himself a place in the official cast. Follow Alan on Twitter @AlanRitchson!
About the Character:
A former Career tribute from District 1, Gloss and his sister Cashmere (who is also competing in the Games) are enamored of the Capitol.
Alan Ritchson is the middle son of a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and a high school teacher. He began his career as a model, working for Abercrombie and Fitch and was also the model for the title character in BEOWULF, with Angelina Jolie. Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot SUPER FUN NIGHT with Rebel Wilson, and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, which aired on Spike TV for three seasons. Previously, Ritchson recurred as “Aquaman” on CW’s SMALLVILLE and appeared in Season 3 of 90210 as a love interest to the character “Teddy Montgomery.” In addition to acting, Alan continues to pursue music. He released an album in 2005 called “This Is Next Time.”
UPDATE: Savanna of HG Fireside Chat found out that Alan actually auditioned for American Idol Season 3. I totally remember that audition, too!