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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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58 Responses to “Sam Claflin: Finnick Odair in 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'?”

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  1. 1
    n Says:

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

  2. 2
    Lia ESP Says:

    I want Armie Hammer for Finnick.

  3. 3
    Kirsten Says:

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

  4. 4
    kiki Says:

    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.

  5. 5
    Heather Says:

    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!

  6. 6
    Ita Says:

    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.

  7. 7
    Scudder Says:

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

  8. 8
    Anna Says:


  9. 9
    Namb Says:

    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.

  10. 10
    nooo! Says:

    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!!!!

  11. 11
    kekwd Says:

    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 -.-

  12. 12
    Nicole Says:

    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!

  13. 13
    rio Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    Dean Says:

    a britsh for finnick?! how predictible lionsgate.

  15. 15
    Krapi Says:

    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!

  16. 16
    Ann Says:

    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!

  17. 17
    Jessica Says:

    Sam is perfect for Finnick! I support him 100%

  18. 18
    Sabrina Says:

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

  19. 19
    shannon Says:

    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!

  20. 20
    @Krapi Says:

    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…

  21. 21
    Gush Says:

    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.

  22. 22
    Stars Says:

    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!

  23. 23
    Alisha Says:

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

  24. 24
    shar Says:


  25. 25
    Alisha Says:

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

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