'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Star Sam Claflin Cast As Finnick In 'Hunger Games' Sequel
Fifty Shades of Grey isn't the only movie currently getting press for who it's going to cast. Everyone's also buzzing about who is going to wind up joining Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson in the sequel to the The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. The now-confirmed first name on the list, filling the role of the consummate charmer, Finnick Odair, is Sam Claflin, whose acting credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Finnick, whose moral ambiguity quickly morphs into heroism in the novel, is known primarily as a showman and a hunk, and the British-born Claflin fits the bill for the upcoming Lionsgate extravaganza that will be Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Finnick, Katniss and Peeta will all compete in the Quarter Quell, or the 75th Hunger Games.
Other choices for the Catching Fire sequel include Jena Malone as the cunning Johanna Mason and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, who replaces Wes Bentley's Seneca Crane after his unfortunate incident.
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