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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.

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58 Comments

# 1

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

# 2

I want Armie Hammer for Finnick.

# 3

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

# 4

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

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

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

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

# 8

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO SERIOUSLY GO SHOOT YOURSELVES….He is NOT HOT….WTF IS WRONG WITH CASTING DIRECTORS????

# 9

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.

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!!!!

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 -.-

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!

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.

a britsh for finnick?! how predictible lionsgate.

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!

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!

Sam is perfect for Finnick! I support him 100%

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

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!

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…

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.

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!

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

WE NEED SOMEONE EXTREMELY MASCULINE/BUFF AND SOMEONE WHO CAN ACT AS FINNICK!

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

ILOVE HUNGER GAMES @ 07/17/2012 at 7:15 pm

YESYESYESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 @ 07/17/2012 at 7:30 pm

@kekwd:
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.

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

Absolute fail. Jesse Williams would have been perfection.

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

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

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

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

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

This actor just doesn’t look the part!

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

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

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.

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…

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!!!

Two words: Hunter Parrish

BUT he could surprise everyone..

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?

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.

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

He’s too forgettable looking to play Finnick.

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.

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

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

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

HEY HEY HEY @ 07/31/2012 at 12:45 pm

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

Judgeandjury @ 08/03/2012 at 6:06 pm

The finnik omari charm is inside. Its the charisma he oozes as for this choice in sam, you see it through his eyes… He’s got it written all over him. The man is going to smash hit out the ballpark! Get ready for Claflin mania…

Welp… that does it. Really hope it isn’t true, but hey, who knows. I won’t say that I love the guy… but it’s not his fault :P Blame Lionsgate.

I don’t know how much stock I put in this report. Since they went with an actual old lady to play Mags, and not Melissa Leo or even someone in her age range…I will wait til they post it on the Hunger Games fb page.

Michele durkan @ 08/15/2012 at 6:02 pm

Sam ciaflin is the absolute worst choice for Finnick. Everyone should resoundingly complain that this will ruin the remaining Hunger Games movies. Anyone who has read the books knows this and anyone seeing the movie seeing what the character Finnick does will see it. Sam is too frail, not nearly muscular enough. Finnick is also supposed to be so incredibly handsome – I mean extremely desirable. Come on casting director – do your job!!!!!!!

oh my god noooooo finnick has to be gorg and tbh hes is not help!!like come on !!! finnick is the most gorgeouse boy in panem and this fool like omfg gale (liam) is wayyy beter looking than him so thats gonna be dumm hair dye and contacts can only go soo far !!!!!!!!!!!!!! afghfshwgfdhedghegdyeyhdgehdgehdgehgdeuw

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! :’( CHRIS ZYLKA ALL THE WAY!! ANYONE ELSE WILL RUIN THE MOVIE FOR ME!!!! :’( AHHHHHHH LOOK UP PICS OF CHRIS ZYLKA HE IS PERFECTTTT!!!

@Kirsten: CHRIS ZYLKA ALL THE WAY! HE IS EXACTLY LIKE FINNICK IN REAL LIFE. HES PERFECT!! EVERYONE GOOGLE HIM RIGHT NOW AND SPREAD THE WORD!!! <333333333

Finnick is supposed to be gorgeous, tan, and buff. Claflin is only mildly attractive , scrawny, and pasty. He is not what everyone desires as described in the book. How can anyone even notice him when Gloss is asgorgeous as he is. Terrible.

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