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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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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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