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Robert Pattinson: Not Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'

Robert Pattinson: Not Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'

Robert Pattinson has shot down rumors that he is being cast as the pivotal role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The 26-year-old Twilight actor said that he even fell for the rumors at first!

“I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games,” Rob told USA Today. “I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent. [My agent] was like ‘no one’s going to offer you that part.’ I was like, thanks for the reassurance.”

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  • Jennifer

    Robert is such a cutie

  • ColinG

    i would love to see him in it, if he got ripped

  • Katie G

    Definitely not him. Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds would be good. I thought of their bodies when reading it.

  • Andrew Berry

    Oh thank god!!! I was so worried cause Finnick is actually one of my favorite characters! :D

  • Cara

    Jesse Williams needs to be Finnick.

  • kpa


  • Asha

    Rob would NEVER EVER EVER do another series again. There is no way. He hates the attention he gets now after playing Edward Cullen so even if he had been offered the part in Catching Fire, he would have certainly turned it down.

  • pup

    Thank the lord he wasn’t cast. It’s Matt Bomer’s part!!

  • Hedly

    Finnick is described as golden skin. He is latino or spanish. He is not pale and NOT white. Please don’t whitewash a heart throb book character with another white actor. A man of another race can be attractive, too.

  • bahha black sheep

    get Chris Brown

  • Nika

    @Andrew Berry: YES! thank you!!! I love Hunger Games and I would not watch it again if he was in it…

  • nonya

    THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Audrhi

    Kellan Lutz or Jesse Williams

  • speaktruth

    I like Rob and most of his acting but HATE his interpretation of Edward. So, I’m glad I won’t have to worry about that happening with Hunger Games with him.

  • swiftclove

    i think garret hedlund should play finnick or an unknown. i would of literally cried if robert pattinson had been cast, i would be like ‘oh my god oh my god WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!’ he’s a decent actor, like he’s not awful but he can’t really bring a character alive from a book- twilight made everyone look like stupid, useless actors though but i just don’t think he was right for the part or any part in the hunger games, even if he was just in the backround. ugh. no. no. no.

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  • ColinG

    William Moseley? he would be epic in that role!

  • ross

    thank You God for most this amazing day

  • Brooke

    If he was finnick i would kill the casting director. I don’t see why people think hes hot, hes ugly af!

  • Katelyn

    They should get William Levy!

  • adddddddddl

    THANK GOD!!!!!! I think GARRETT HEDLUND is the best for finnick odair

  • Chris

    Haha! I laugh at Hunger Games fans who say they’re happy Rob pattinson wasn’t cast. It reminds me of when they were casting for Edward Cullen and they signed a petition for him not to be Edward and then those same girls turned around and became so obsessed with him that they turned his life into hell. All the stalking. Same thing would have happened if he became Finnick Odair. Rob just inspires that type of passion. Too bad he’s way too good for this series now. It would have been cool for him to star in all the major YA franchises.
    Maybe Bonnie Wright’s boyfriend can do the part.

  • Kate

    Jessie Williams is the best choice for Finnick, hands down. And Helena Bonham Carter as Wiress!

  • Paige

    Luke Mitchell (from Home & Away and H2O: Just Add Water) is the PERFECT actor to play Finnick!

  • SC

    I imagined a younger tanner version of Adrian Grenier. I think Jesse Williams looks too old for the part

  • Belle
  • april

    thank the lord! casting pattinson as finnick would be a HORRIBLE decision by lionsgate. that’s crossing two fandoms, and especially since there’s a surprising amount of people in the hunger games fandom that dislike twilight. i would prefer and REALLY REALLY hot unknown with excellent acting chops to play finnick. someone popular and too mainstream would also be very bad cause they need to create an identity of finnick and if they see someone like zac efron (for example) they’ll see THE zac efron and not finnick. same with pattinson. they’d see edward cullen, not finnick.

  • mel

    Zac Efron would be perfect as Finnick!

  • Rory

    @Belle: Actually, that description fits me perfectly, and I happen to be Hispanic, not white. Therefore, she is not “so clearly wrong” as you state. Your ignorance is showing, and it’s not attractive.

  • abc

    i actually pictured blonde and tan but no matter what he has to be charming in an “i know i’m charming” sorta way. no offense but not r.patz.

  • Briana

    Alex Pettyfer would make a good Finnick

  • Jenna

    I Think Austin Butler, Alex Pettyfer, or Garrett Hedlund

  • Nika

    @Chris: not true! I still think that he’s the ugliest guy I’ve seen but I must admit he may be the best actor in the Twilight thing since everyone else was so dreadful…I mean what a horrible acting and I only saw the first one b/c I couldn’t watch more of that!!! At least Hunger Games has an important message in it but Twilight?! we’re talking vampires, people…

  • j

    Zac efron

  • georgie

    Grant Gustin !

  • bershka

    Dont care about him; all I know is that I want ALEXIS BLEDEL to be Annie Cresta

  • Hanna

    Justin Hartley would be perfect for Finnick! :)

  • Dakota

    jesse williams for finnick and alexis bledel as annie would be absolute perfection!

  • emilie

    Rob is too good to go back to this sort of movie.

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  • N

    When I read Finnick Rob came to mind. I wish it were true.

  • Tom

    Thank God! Don’t want him to ruin this franchise.

  • Bea

    What about Taylor Kitsch?
    He is gorgous enough to play Finnik^^

  • Milla Bell

    Cam guigandet would be amazing as finnick. I think that Finnick has a slight slimey side to him, and I think that Cam would portray it well. I can’t imagine anyone else playing him. Definitely not Rob – he is too famous and The Hunger Games is too similar to the Twilight saga, in its teen poularity and that it has come from books – not in story line.

  • sunshine

    THANK GOD!!!!!!!! Please do NOT ruin this movie… Twilight was enough.

  • Steph2106

    I’m glad we won’t have that guy in another series…i will vote for Chace Crawford.

  • Tracy

    @Hedly: I beg to differ. I think he is white he was described as about mid 20′s strong, muscular, tall, dark hair, and gray eyes, very handsome. Tan only because he comes from the district where they are known for fishing. Now I do think Johanna should be Hispanic or a woman of color. She was described as having long dark hair, dark, and in her 30′s. I hope they get these parts right. They did a good job with Katniss, Rue, Thresh, and of course Gale. Katniss should be skinner then Jennifer’s curvy frame, and Josh who plays Peeta was a little too short but they pull it off.

    Rob unfortunately just does not fit the description of Finnick.

  • Jaycee

    Hedlund or Pettyfer would be the best. I think they should consider Parker Young from Suburgatory too.

  • peggy


    Zac Efron is perfect in very little and he damn sure neither has the look or talent for this character

  • Mina

    I love Rob but frankly I don’t picture him as Finnick. In my mind I have a few choices: Alex Pettyfer, Matt Baker, Hayde Christensen, even Ryan Reynolds

  • Name

    I think Ian Somerhalder would be an amazing Finnick Odair.