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Sam Claflin: Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'!

Sam Claflin: Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'!

Sam Claflin has officially landed the role of Finnick Odair in the highly anticipated second installment in the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, JustJared.com can confirm.

The 26-year-old actor will star as the tribute from District Four, who ends up allying alongside Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), among others, to help survive in the arena.

Others to recently join the cast include Maria Howell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Patrick St. Esprit, and Meta Golding.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22, 2013. We can’t wait!!

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38 Comments

# 1

I’m sorry but I really don’t like this casting choice. I’m sure he’s a fine actor but I just wanted someone…I don’t even know how to describe it, just someone different I guess. But maybe he’ll be amazing and blow us all away, who knows. I’m just really excited for filming to start.

# 2

Perfect!!!:)

# 3

I think he’s handsome but not quite as I pictured Finnick…he’s not blonde or tall but both of those are things they can change or manipulate for the movie..

# 4

FAIL. He doesn’t have the right color of hair. He doesn’t have sea green eyes that match the waves. He has some SERIOUS weight lifting to do and he is just…NOO! He was such a noob in Pirates of the Caribbean. My hype just died for this movie. >_>

# 5

Nooooo, I thought Finnick Odair was supposed to be attractive and charming, they could find ANYONE, but him! I am not happy with this choice:(

# 6

He looks too bland and childish to be Finnick… bad choice

# 7

NOOOOOO !!!! I wanted Garrett Hedlund so bad !!!!!!!

# 8

Not to be mean but I had hoped for better. Hopefully, he does well.

# 9
AerosManders @ 08/22/2012 at 12:53 pm

Looks like someone is in need of some serious “GTL”. Hopefully he can pull this off.

Joey Graceffa is not going to like this

Should be Garrett!sincerely, even with the transformations I see nothing of Finnick in this guy.

hahaha… I’m seeing the news of Rob for Edward all over again..
And now what? Everybody who hated him so damn much because he was so ugly & awful and dirty and gross and can’t f*cking act blablabla now what? It’s “he’s the most beautiful man EVER, he’s such an amazing actor, so sexy, nobody could have been a better Edward blablabla” !!!
So people, just wait for god’s sake! Wait for the damn movie and for Sam’s performance and then maybe we’ll talk.. ;)
Oh and btw, no hate on Rob.. althought I don’t find him so damn beautiful, I love & support him badly! Cheers! ;-)

People grow up, he is amazing, just wait till the film comes out, he will put on the muscle and all your girls and guys will wet or cream your pants! just wait until the film is out.

He’s an incredibly talented actor and handsome. I’d wait til you see him in the role before you start saying he’s wrong or the part. Clearly the director and producers think he is Finnick even if he’s not what you’d cooked up in you heads.
Some of you are seriously saying he shouldn’t have the role because his hair is the wrong colour? Are you forgetting Jennifer Lawrence is usually a blond?

I’m not usually die hard when it comes to fan casting, but Armie Hammer was a packaged Finnick with looks, charm, and buckets of acting talent. Claflin will always seem like a second choice to me.

did we not already know this???

people should really wait til the film comes out before they judge him.seriosly,he’s not blond,tall,beautiful??cmon,you can’t please everyone out there but he IS beautiful and never heard of hair dye?jennifer lawrence and josh hutcherson had to dye their hair,too.

Do people not realize hair can be dyed? Jennifer, Josh and Liam have all dyed their hair for the film. Why is it such a problem for Sam? Sam wasn’t my first choice, heck, I didn’t even know who he was up until a few weeks ago, but give him a chance! He was casted for a reason. He obviously was the best Finnick out of everyone who auditioned (which I’m sure was hundreds of people). These casting people are not stupid, and so far the casting has been great. And no offense, people like Armie Hammer, Ian Somerhalder, Garrett Hedlund would not take a role like this that requires commitment for the next 4 years…

I know it’s tradition to hate the new guy because he doesn’t look how “YOU” pictured him to look, and I’m sure the second we see him as Finnick people will be in love with him.

I just knew they will pick someone that doesn’t fit the description in the book.

*eye roll* Everyone pitched a fit when Jen and Josh were cast too and most of them ate their words when the movie came out and they were amazing.
People can change alot for a movie obviously he’s not gonna play Finnick with brown hair grey eyes and british accent. Just wait for it and calm down jesus he’ll most likely blow everyone away like Josh did.

FinnckFAN! @ 08/22/2012 at 4:05 pm

I thought FInnick was suppose to be hot? He doesnt fit Finnick the ay he is described in the books. js

Jensen-Addict @ 08/22/2012 at 5:36 pm

NNNNNNNooooooooooo!!!!!!!
Garret Hedlund is finnick Odair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Better than other rumoured choices but still not my preference. We can only judge when it is released!!

People who are freaking about hair color… there made a great invention called hair dye. All three main characters use it, ever thought that he will too?

I think he’ll be good :)

I see him as Finnick. This is just a bad picture of him, I think Sam is a great choice. Garrett Hedlund was a good choice too but he wasn’t even in talks to play Finnick.

Better than Jamie Bower who was cast as Jace in TMI. Still not over that fail of a casting. At least Sam’s cute.

I like Sam, I really do, but I just don’t see it. My biggest complaint is the height, just like it was with Josh. Josh practically is Peeta, so I got over it, but Finnick is supposed to be pretty tall and Sam is only 2 inches taller than Jennifer :/

satellite25 @ 08/22/2012 at 8:38 pm

@Sam:
ME TOOOO!!!!! x( x( x( x( X( x( x( x(

Nickelback sucks @ 08/22/2012 at 9:04 pm

Wow, books fans are so hard to please.

It’s a film ADAPTATION not copying the book word for word

Everyone who is saying he isn’t right for Finnick. Let’s see on November 23rd. Let us just wait and see what you think of Sam after watching Catching Fire.

He is going to be great!!!

what’s up with all the shorties? first peeta, now finnick…

@Kat:
I know you’re upset that Sam wasn’t who you imagined as Finnick, but if something as silly as his height upsets you, I truly feel bad for you.

NO! Grant Gustin is Finnick!!!

@Allie: Did I say I was upset? No; I only said he wasn’t what I pictured from how Finnick is described. Big difference.

You people are sick .-. There is an invention called hair dye. The main characters used it. I pictured Garret Hedlund for Finninck. But you never know. People were hating in the cast for the last film, but they were proven wrong. The directors had a feeling he was Finnick from the moment they casted him. So shut up about his hair color and crap. Didn’t you know that some of the OTHER actors have different color eyes and hair? Josh has brown or hazel eyes (not sure which one, I’m not a stalker), Willow has hazel eyes. When both of their characters should have had blue eyes. But they did friggen amazing. They only care about acting skills, not ” Oh she has blonde hair, let’s not cast her.” Really? That’s such a childish thing to say, so suck it up and wait for the movie.

Tbh I don’t think he fits the role at all, from what I’ve read… Finnick is a stunning male and tbh I don’t think this guy lives up to the character in the book, personally I would of went with someone like Zac Efron or someone like him.

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