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Sam Claflin: Finnick Odair in 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'?

Sam Claflin: Finnick Odair in 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'?

Sam Claflin has reportedly been offered the pivotal role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

The 26-year-old actor, who recently starred opposite Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, is being lined up for the role, according to Variety.

Finnick is the youngest person to have won the Hunger Games and is not trusted by Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) until he (SPOILER!) saves Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) after he runs into a force field during the Quarter Quell.

Oscar winner Melissa Leo is the frontrunner for the role of Mags, while Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub is being courted for the role of Beetee.

It was recently announced that Amanda Plummer landed the role of Wiress and that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Sam Claflin as Finnick in Catching Fire?

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  • n

    melissa leo is a bit young to be mags, isn’t she?

  • Lia ESP

    I want Armie Hammer for Finnick.

  • Kirsten

    NO WAY! I was hoping GARRETT HEDLUNG could be Finnick!!!:(
    OH WELL…

  • kiki

    meryl streep for mags!

    i liked sam in pirates of the Caribbean and SWATH but not sure of him as Finnick. maybe i’ll be convinced after seeing clips.

  • http://@ecotwin1 Heather

    No way!! I knew I’d be disappointed in anyone other than Trevor Donovan being cast as Finnick, but this choice is a HUGE mistake, not disappointment!

  • Ita

    they would never cast an 80yrs old actress and put her in the middle of the florest to do action. was obvious they would choose someone younger. its a lot easier to make someone look older than the other way around so i think its a great choice. she is an amazing actress.

  • Scudder

    I knew more than anything else it was going to be a foreign actor. It’s an epedemic!

  • Anna


  • Namb

    Sam clafin has the best agent in the world POTC, SWATH, and now CF! but a refuse tho believe he was the most charming guy that auditioned. i mean he was so meh on his movies i dont even remember him and neither of the critics even bother to metion his acting presence. i think its a mistake he is very band for finnick! Melissa e Tony are great choices.

  • nooo!

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!! orlando borelando 2.0. God the casting directors are getting over their head. they were going well with PSH and Amanda but now sam ridiculous clafin?! WTF!!!!

  • kekwd

    Wtf finnick doesn’t save peeta from drowning, he gives peeta CPR because he gets electrocuted by a forcefield. Jared needs to get his facts straight all it takes a simple Wikipedia search -.-

  • Nicole

    I never thought of him as a choice, but he was a great addition to PotC, so I am happy if he gets the role! At least he’s got talent!

  • rio

    i always pictures michael emerson as beete but he is busy with his series so i guess tony its good too. Melissa its an amazing actress but no sure on mags and for finninck i think jesse williams would be perfect but kind unlike.

  • Dean

    a britsh for finnick?! how predictible lionsgate.

  • Krapi

    Yeah like a British actor for Batman and Spiderman. lol It doesn’t matter where the actor is from just as long as they have the talent.

    Go Sam Caflin if it’s true!

  • Ann

    Sam Clafin as Finnick is good as Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. I love Josh but i never gonna see him as peeta at least not for Jennifer Lawrence/Katniss. People are gonna be disapointed with the beach scene because he doesnt pair well with her and will be even worse when he tries to strangle her in mockinjay. Sorry Sam isnt Finnick Odair!

  • Jessica

    Sam is perfect for Finnick! I support him 100%

  • Sabrina

    Oh no God, please, that is a joke, right ?! Can’t believe, you got to be kinding me. Oh Lord, nope…

  • shannon

    Sam isn’t even close to hot enough to be Finnick Odair. That’s the worst casting they’ve done so far.

    Tony Shaloub would be great though!

  • @Krapi

    the problem isnt the country he is from its the stereotype. Finnick suppose to be tall, strong, tan, stronger and Claflin is the classic british men: skinny, pale, not very tall…

  • Gush

    i think the charm is more important for finnick than the looks so if an actor is able to play that doesnt really matter his looks. i dont know about Sam, his caracters in POTC and SWATH are totally differents so its hard to compare. he isnt the most beautiful finnick but he isnt bad either.lets wait and see.

  • Stars

    i just hope he knows where is getting into. i mean there are millions of fans that will crush him if he messed up this beloved character. so he better star working out a lot to gain weight and some sun because he cant be pale!

  • Alisha

    @n: that’s were make-up does its magic.

  • shar


  • Alisha

    I don’t think he has the Finnick look, you know what I mean?


    CLAFLIN has always been my hubby! i have always loved him and nw as finnick its even better! may his career keep on rising! sad thing is thou that i will have to share him with a million other people especially those wh are hating on him right now!

  • montanaskies1

    which make me believe this is fake. he didnt save him from drowning, he gave him cpr. there was the point where he swam out to get peeta at the cornucopia but he wasn’t drowning.

  • cece

    nooooooo i wanted hunter parrish he would be the perfect finnick.
    this guy does NOT look like finnick

  • Katie

    Absolute fail. Jesse Williams would have been perfection.

  • MJ

    Catching Fire producers really missed a great opportunity – should’ve found a way to make it work with Armie Hammer’s schedule.

  • sarah

    UH NO !! i want joey graceffa to be finnick!

  • Courtney

    YES!!! I hope he gets it! He’s exactly who I wanted to play Finnick and I think he’s perfect!

  • Jane Doe

    Hell no! Finnick Odair can only be portrayed by Armie Hammer. THE END.

  • http://@MaraMellark98 mrsmellark98

    @Kirsten<@n: She is, she’s only 51, mags is 84, they better have some good aging makeup.

  • Nana

    This actor just doesn’t look the part!

    we need Jensen Ackles on the big screen <3 <3 <3

  • http://kellyklu Kelly

    This disappoints me. In the books, Finnick is described to be one of the best looking male specimens of the districts. He also is supposed to carry a charisma and sex appeal which Sam Claflin does NOT. Poor choice, casting directors. I think you can do wayyyyyy better

  • Carla

    Hope this isn’t a rumor. I’d love him as Finnick. Not gonna lie, it’s a bit unexpected but I think it’ll work brilliantly! I mean, everyone is saying Alex Pettyfer, Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer etc etc… Sam could surprise us! Also, I did not expect Jennifer Lawrence or Josh Hutcherson to be cast as Katniss and Peeta but in the end they did an amazing job. So I hope Sam is cast.

  • dolly

    I’m not happy, but I’m not really angry either. After all, he’s only short listed, so I don’t want to become irrational just yet. Personally I don’t find him attractive, so if he will be casted, it will be a bit of a disappointment for me. Especially when I think of so many others that would be amazing for Finnick…

  • Kristen

    YES YES YES…he is awesome! And amazing actor! I am sure he is going to do a great work, like he did in SWATH and POTC!!!

  • the truth

    Two words: Hunter Parrish

    BUT he could surprise everyone..

  • Icha

    Yes! Honestly, he’s the closest to how I imagined Finnick. Somehow he has that classy seductive look to him, but I can picture him vulnerable and weak as well. But anyway they could pick anyone and they’d still be unable to satisfy 100 percent of the fans. Some even demanded Zac Efron for the role…hottest guy in Panem…what?

  • Cece

    I’m sorry, but I don’t see him when I think of Finnick–wasn’t Jesse Williams mentioned before? Now Jesse is exactly the way I imagined Finnick.

  • Spidy

    Alex Pettyfer, that’s all i’m going to said. If he was Finnick, every fangirl would freaking die in the movie theater

  • Susie

    He’s too forgettable looking to play Finnick.

  • Carla


  • Astro

    I knew they’d never pick an actor who was actually has good-looking and buff as Finnick is. I guess it’s too hard to find an actor who has the acting ability for this difficult role AND a perfect face and body.

  • Cailet

    I totally think that Luke Mitchell would be a better Finnick!

  • ally

    @Kirsten: I think that he is a great person to play finnick. Go garrett hedlung!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ally

    im sorry but Sigourney Weaver is a great part for coin! i mean im dead serious! i know its completley off topic!


    PICK SOMEONE ELSE!!! He does not look like Finnick