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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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# 1

:(
Robert is such a cutie

# 2

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

# 3

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

# 4

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

# 5

Jesse Williams needs to be Finnick.

# 7

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.

# 8

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

# 9

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 @ 05/26/2012 at 11:21 pm

get Chris Brown

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

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

Kellan Lutz or Jesse Williams

speaktruth @ 05/26/2012 at 11:49 pm

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.

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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William Moseley? he would be epic in that role!

thank You God for most this amazing day

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

They should get William Levy!

adddddddddl @ 05/27/2012 at 12:43 am

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

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.

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

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

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

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