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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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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

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