It seems that another round of “The Hunger Games” film casting has taken place, and a winner has been found victorious to play Finnick Odair, the handsome tribute from District 4.
In latest “Catching Fire” movie news, “Books and Review” has revealed this Wednesday that the film franchise based off the bestselling books by author Suzanne Collins has allegedly cast the part of character Finnick Odair. According to a recent post this week by “Zap2it,” British actor Sam Claflin has been officially offered the casting role to star in the hotly awaited sequel to the second novel in “The Hunger Games” trilogy.
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games” film sequel?
While a variety of actors from Garrett Hedlund to Armie Hammer had been rumored to be top casting picks for the part of Finnick, Lionsgate Entertainment and the studio put these rumors to rest with another alleged choice this week. The movie series proved their actor-selecting skill with a perfectly cast Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the first film, after all.
“Zap2it” has revealed via their sources that Claflin has received the role, and “Catching Fire” film producer Nina Jacobson was “excited” to have him play Finnick Odair. At this point, neither Lionsgate Entertainment nor Sam Claflin’s public reps have made comment for the casting, but the same sources say he only has to accept the part now.
Finnick Odair is a previous winner and fellow tribute in the Third Quarter Quell (the special event of the 75th Annual Hunger Games) in the upcoming film. Along with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, he is not only trying to stay alive in the deadly tournament, but help in the rebellion to fight against the dominating Capitol of Panem.
Claflin’s most recent big-name role was as the young love of Kristen Stewart in the popular film, “Snow White and the Huntsman.” He starred as William in the movie, and was also cast as Philip in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” alongside Johnny Depp.
Other “The Hunger Games” movie news, “Books and Review” reported this Tuesday that Amanda Plummer will play the part of Wiress, fellow District tribute alongside character Beetee. Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been confirmed to be cast as new Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, while Jena Malone has been cast as the part of tough girl Johanna Mason.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie is planned to start filming sometime late this summer or in the beginning of fall, will set U.S. theaters aflame in 2013 with a release date of November 22.