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Confirmed: Hunger Games: Catching Fire finds its Finnick in Sam Claflin

08.22.2012by: Eric Walkuski

The role of Finnick Odair had been the most sought-after part in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, and now it has been filled by Sam Claflin. Claflin's name has been conjoined with the role for a few weeks, but a press release issued by Lionsgate has confirmed the buzz:

Lionsgate and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charismatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONESopposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA, in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as 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.

CATCHING FIRE opens on NOVEMBER 22, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Is this guy the next Robert Pattinson? (For whatever that's worth...)
Source: Lionsgate

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