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Double rumor time: surprise co-stars in Django Unchained and Robert Pattinson for Catching Fire

May. 23, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

As this is a tale of two rumors, I'll skip the preamble and jump straight to it.  Please note that Rumor #2 has a small spoiler for a plot conceit in CATCHING FIRE.

Django Unchained

Rumor #1: while at Cannes Film Festival, Producer Harvey Weinstein said that DJANGO UNCHAINED will be "in production for another month and may be adding a couple of 'surprise' co-stars." Could it be that such folks as Jonah Hill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Sacha Baron Cohen who had to drop out for scheduling reasons will still be able appear for small scenes here and there? You'll be able to find out for yourself on December 25th.

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Rumor #2: Lionsgate wants Robert Pattinson join CATCHING FIRE and "take on the role of Finnick Odair, a former tribute with an eye for the ladies, who gets dragged into the Third Quarter Quell (a Hunger Games contested by previous winners)." I honestly doubt that Pattinson would want to tie himself to another franchise like THE HUNGER GAMES after all he's been doing to break away from them, even with the fact that his WATER FOR ELEPHANTS director Frances Lawrence is the one helming CATCHING FIRE. Just because Lionsgate is interested doesn't mean Pattinson is, and until we hear more you can see if that whole "break away" thing is working for Pattinson with COSMOPOLIS sometime this year.

Kerry Washington in black and white

The very beautiful Kerry Washington from DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Extra Tidbit: Weinstein also said that Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER is "nearly finished."
Source: DeadlineTotal Film

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10:07AM on 05/23/2012
I heard the Pattinson rumor about a month ago. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.
I heard the Pattinson rumor about a month ago. I didn't believe it then and I don't believe it now.
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10:09AM on 05/23/2012
Pattinson does not fit that role in my humble opinion. I'd be very disappointed if that was the direction they went with the casting.
Pattinson does not fit that role in my humble opinion. I'd be very disappointed if that was the direction they went with the casting.
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10:23AM on 05/23/2012
Hunter Parrish = Finnick Odair
Hunter Parrish = Finnick Odair
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11:08AM on 05/23/2012
For Djano, I hope Levitt can come back. Don't really care if Hill or Borat can come back.

As for Catching Fire, I am a fan of Pattinson, but have no idea if he fits the character (haven't read the second book yet), so I don't know.
For Djano, I hope Levitt can come back. Don't really care if Hill or Borat can come back.

As for Catching Fire, I am a fan of Pattinson, but have no idea if he fits the character (haven't read the second book yet), so I don't know.
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11:13AM on 05/23/2012
I think Lucas Till would make a good Finnick.

He's the guy who played Havok on XMen First Class.
I think Lucas Till would make a good Finnick.

He's the guy who played Havok on XMen First Class.
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11:48AM on 05/23/2012
Robert Pattinson =/= Finnick. That'd be like casting Daniel Radcliffe as Peeta. No way audiences would take him seriously as the character. Hopefully this is just the director doing due diligence with those he's worked with before, but that he, the studio and Pattinson don't take it seriously.
Robert Pattinson =/= Finnick. That'd be like casting Daniel Radcliffe as Peeta. No way audiences would take him seriously as the character. Hopefully this is just the director doing due diligence with those he's worked with before, but that he, the studio and Pattinson don't take it seriously.
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12:59PM on 05/23/2012
Vincent Cassel would make a great Finnick. But I understand he's to old now.
Vincent Cassel would make a great Finnick. But I understand he's to old now.
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1:33PM on 05/23/2012
There's strong buzz on the internet about fans wanting Jesse Williams to get the role of Finnick. I'm all for that if only to blow the minds of the racist idiots who complained that Rue, Thresh, and Cinna were black.
There's strong buzz on the internet about fans wanting Jesse Williams to get the role of Finnick. I'm all for that if only to blow the minds of the racist idiots who complained that Rue, Thresh, and Cinna were black.
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1:38PM on 05/23/2012

catching fire

was my favorite book of the 3. they better not put pattinson in there.
was my favorite book of the 3. they better not put pattinson in there.
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2:07PM on 05/23/2012
I'm much more interested in who's going to play Johanna, she's my second favorite character.
I'm much more interested in who's going to play Johanna, she's my second favorite character.
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2:10PM on 05/23/2012
Hill and Cohen were up for the same role. They won't both be back unless Hill takes JGL's role. I kind of think it might be a brief appearance from a Tarantino regular like Madsen or Roth. I remember when Harvey Keitel made his "cameo" in Basterds. I thought, I know that voice.
Hill and Cohen were up for the same role. They won't both be back unless Hill takes JGL's role. I kind of think it might be a brief appearance from a Tarantino regular like Madsen or Roth. I remember when Harvey Keitel made his "cameo" in Basterds. I thought, I know that voice.
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2:12PM on 05/23/2012
Although I don't hate Pattinson, I really hope he's not cast in the role of Finnick. I say give someone else a chance on a big franchise.
Although I don't hate Pattinson, I really hope he's not cast in the role of Finnick. I say give someone else a chance on a big franchise.
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3:17PM on 05/23/2012

Pattison...

Pattison as Finnick would be a tragic piece of casting. Finnick is a beast in the book. Pattison is a little pasty dude... Not that there's anything wrong with being pasty...Haha.
Pattison as Finnick would be a tragic piece of casting. Finnick is a beast in the book. Pattison is a little pasty dude... Not that there's anything wrong with being pasty...Haha.
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6:36PM on 05/23/2012

DJANGO

uma thurman? uma... or oprah?
uma thurman? uma... or oprah?
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7:36PM on 05/23/2012

Finnick

HAYES MacArthur. Period when reading the book he is the only person that came to mind. Tall, muscular build, handsome. While not a household name, he would be a great pick
HAYES MacArthur. Period when reading the book he is the only person that came to mind. Tall, muscular build, handsome. While not a household name, he would be a great pick
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