Official Catching Fire Casting News!

Official Catching Fire Casting News

It’s official, Catching Fire has found it’s Finnick! The rumors that began months ago that British actor Sam Claflin would be playing District 4 tribute Finnick Odair can now be confirmed as true with Lionsgate sealed the deal. Claflin who has been in major movies such as this summer’s Snow White and the Huntsman and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides beat out other big names the likes of Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garrett Hedlund who all at one point were rumored to be up for the job. And it seems as if he’ll not only appear in Catching Fire, but seemingly both installments of the now-split Mockingjay finale to the Hunger Games Series. Catching Fire hits theaters Nov. 22, 2013.

Has Catching Fire Found Its Finnick Odair?!

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

According to Variety, 26 year old British actor Sam Claflin is the frontrunner to play the ridiculously handsome and trident-wielding tribute. Claflin aka Prince William from this summer’s Snow White and the Huntsman may soon be recieving an offer from Lionsgate. But of course the studio refuses to comment on any casting rumors. In other casting news, it seems that the roles of Mags and Beetee may also soon be filled while the role of Wiress has officially been cast to be played by Amanda Plummer. Rumors state that Melissa Leo is wanted for the role of Finnick’s mentor Mags while Tony Shaloub is being eyed for Beetee, the crafty bomb maker. May the odds be ever in their favor in landing the roles. What do you think of Sam Claflin as Finnick?