This is the casting announcement that the lion’s share of fans of Suzanne Collins’ second novel in her “Hunger Games” series have been waiting for.
Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Known to be charismatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen. He plays a significant role in how Katniss and Peeta’s return to the arena plays out.
Claflin is best known for his roles as Philip, the young romantic lead, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and Prince William to Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
It will be interesting to see how the fan base responds to this news.
What do you think? Do you think Claflin will make an excellent Finnick?
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
Francis Lawrence directs a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund and Sam Claflin.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens in AMC Theatres on November 22nd, 2013.
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