'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Sam Claflin Eyed for Finnick

IS THIS FINNICK?

Sources for Variety are reporting that British actor Sam Claflin is up for the coveted role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, the much-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games.

If confirmed, the casting of Claflin would end months of searching -- not to mention Internet rumors -- to find an actor to play the part. Previous actors linked to the role include Taylor Kitsch, Robert Pattinson, Garrett Hedlund and Armie Hammer.

Finnick is one of the more crucial roles in Catching Fire, which will film in Atlanta, according to sources. Having won the games at a very young age, he becomes a key player in Katniss' (Jennifer Lawrence) life, especially after he saves Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from drowning in the Quarter Quell.

Claflin is best known for his role in this summer's Snow White and the Huntsman, in which he starred opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. The actor recently spoke to Celebuzz about his bromance with co-star Chris Hemsworth; view the video, below.

Claflin also had a supporting role in the blockbuster epic Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Meanwhile, Variety is reporting that four-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) is in talks to play Beetee, better known as Volts, an inventor who has a special knack for making electrified weapons.

Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo was said to be up for the part of 80-year-old mentor Mags; however Variety says she will not get the part.

Assuming all goes well for Claflin and Shalhoub, they would join an already prestigious lineup of actors in the film, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play Plutarch Heavensbee, and Amanda Plummer, who joined the film yesterday as Wiress.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will hit theaters on Nov. 23, 2013. It as also announced recently that Mockingjay, the third and final chapter in the Hunger Games trilogy, will be split into two movies, with release dates set for Nov. 21, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015, respectively.

The Hunger Games opened in March 2012, and went on to gross over $400 million, domestically.

What do you think? Should Claflin play Finnick? Or should the part go to someone else? Sound off in the comments, below!

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  • al
    al

    she look awesome http://www.google.com/search?q=3balldj.com

  • becca1d
    becca1d

    love him!

  • FrmSyriaWithLuv
    FrmSyriaWithLuv

    She is what I would picture Wiress.

  • FrmSyriaWithLuv
    FrmSyriaWithLuv

    She's very pretty and I love that dress! I wonder if they'll do the sharp teeth in the movie.

  • FrmSyriaWithLuv
    FrmSyriaWithLuv

    awesome!

  • FrmSyriaWithLuv
    FrmSyriaWithLuv

    Ugh Really? I don't like her for some reason. I pictured someone prettier.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Unlike Twilight, Hunger Games actually has meaning and a message. This could be our society if the future if we aren't careful. Also, Katniss is sort of a role model to tweens and up. She shows confidence, strength, and courage. Its not just some stupid book series like Twilight where Bella just does nothing but let a werewolf and a vampire fight over her and let the vampire get her pregnant.

  • Sam Gebhard
    Sam Gebhard

    I sincerely hope "J-Law" doesn't catch on. For one, it sounds idiotic. Two, it's too similar to "J-Lo", and makes me think of JUDE Law. Not Jennifer Lawrence, who deserves so much more praise than a ridiculous nickname that even piss-poor celebrities get (K-Stew anyone?).

  • Sam Gebhard
    Sam Gebhard

    I think they hit the nail on the head with this one. I saw Amanda Plummer play a severely schizophrenic woman on Law & Order:SVU, and I don't mean it as an insult when I say: she can play crazy REALLY well.

  • Jen Dee
    Jen Dee

    Jeffrey Wright is playing Beetee, not Tony Shalhoub. Check imdb.

  • Chris
    Chris

    I am looking frwraod to solving my puzzle once and for all of my weight and body image and working in a positive way with what I already have been given naturally.[]Sandy Reply:August 31st, 2010 at 12:24 amRosslyn, I hope you get what you're looking for Please let me know if you have any issues.[]

  • Carol
    Carol

    WOOW!! I am simply lnovig these new Kate interviews. She is so happy, kind humorous and relaxed. I love to hear her laugh!!Moments Of Pleasure . Oh God! I actually love this version even more than the original (which I love as well ). I love her singing style in this, it feels kind of free , personal and intimate . I was first shocked to hear she has taken away the chorus, but i guess it makes sense just being alive probably doesn't hurt anymore as much as it did then and the choir instead of the chorus is actually perfect Reminds me a bit of Hello Earth Thanks again!

  • JunHuan
    JunHuan

    I'll see if I can get an RSS feed that will work for Dreamwidth (though isn't DW able to import fenrids from LJ? I'll have to investigate if two RSS feeds are necessary). Right now I'm not even certain that the LJ RSS feed is set up correctly It appears to be ignoring any updates made in the last 24 hours. I know there's sometimes a lag, but this is suspicious. In the meantime, you can follow the site from Facebook to get the updates as they occur!

  • amt
    amt

    i thought of the guy from indiana jones and kingdom of the crystal skull.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Hunger Games is almost as bad as the Twilight movies.

  • Gina
    Gina

    SHE IS HOT!

  • Gina
    Gina

    Amazing, so good to see that so many Oscar winner or nominees joined the cast.

  • Gina
    Gina

    This guy is a legend (in Hunger Games AND real life)

  • Gina
    Gina

    Good choice, Jena is a great actress. I remember her from Donnie Darko...

  • Gina
    Gina

    She is so good in the role of Effie!! One of my favorite characters!

  • Gina
    Gina

    Totally agree. It's so silly to turn The Hunger Games into Twilight.

  • I'm counting!
    I'm counting!

    Hey, that picture is 10 years old!

  • Griselda
    Griselda

    When I saw the cute one-pieces (that didn't resemble Ellen's brown p.o.s.) I was exeticd.Caprina: you and I feel exactly the same about ourselves. I went over to Target.com and found some cute suits with shirring . It's that bunchy stuff in the middle? Anyway, I think they are gonna be cute (who knows though, I may get there and do myself in in the dressing room).Anyway, before I read this article today, I always thought of a one-piece as something girls had to wear when they weren't hot anymore, or when they were too old for a bikini. As of today, I will rock the one-piece, and seriously fake it til I make it when I show myself in it.I have to go to Vegas in 5 weeks, so I need a new bathing suit fast. I don't care what little girls in bikinis I see, I will wear it like it was my FIRST CHOICE, not the alternative because I don't think I'm hot enough for a two piece (they don't need to know I'm not!)We can fake it together Get that one-piece! 0

  • fart
    fart

    fart

  • Mukuma
    Mukuma

    So amazing <3 I love Miley..You have to untnasdred her..She has little boring sister who's always bothering her..her cat is killed,she broke up with 3 boys who aree soo bad..she deserved happynes I think..Agree with me??

  • punky
    punky

    jena malone got comments on how pretty she is..the girl that played katniss little sister is a cutie....But can anyone not see how beautiful she is? is it because her skin is a few shades darker?

  • Tonyb
    Tonyb

    You broke up a month ago and are looking for a rich boyfriend? I know just the guy for you. He's a psychiatrist, seventy-nine and describes himself as an orphan. You could either marry him, or adopt him and become a rich mummy..

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    CLICKBANKS.NET

    CLICKBANKS.NET. Beautiful photos… Can't wait for another more…

  • rose
    rose

    perfect. im surprised i didn't think of him as beetee

  • rose
    rose

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! No.

  • you make me want to throw up
    you make me want to throw up

    It is as sexist as a man who joins a dating service with ulterior expectations that she wait on him hand and foot and cook, clean and wash/dry/iron his clothes. She would be required to ask his permission to call anyone on the phone or go out with or without girlfriends to shop,go out to lunch,get her hair or nails done.

  • Chrissy
    Chrissy

    Katniss and Gale share one kiss, saying the become more romantically involved is a very inaccurate statement

  • Toni
    Toni

    HE'S HOT! I DON'T SEE YOUR PROBLEMS WITH HIM? HE'S PERFECT!!!

  • Gina
    Gina

    Why spoil it for other people Josh... He was surprisingly good :)

  • Gina
    Gina

    I was so happy to hear he took the role, and he did an EXCELLENT job :D

  • Gina
    Gina

    <3<3<3<3<3!!! Perfect!

  • Gina
    Gina

    Oh I had missed this, SO excited to know hes up for it- he is really good :D

  • Sophia
    Sophia

    She is sooo perfect!

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    She is gorgeous! i'm sure she make a great Johanna Mason.

  • Josh/Jennifierfan
    Josh/Jennifierfan

    This is going to be his last movie because he dies! Such sadness

  • Josh/Jennifierfan
    Josh/Jennifierfan

    She is just so pretty!

  • Josh/Jennifierfan
    Josh/Jennifierfan

    The perfect Plutarch!

  • Josh/Jennifierfan
    Josh/Jennifierfan

    Everyone I also thought the same when I see him now but this isnt the best photo of him! Remember when people thought Josh was not the best pick but look at him now! Changing physically and appearance can all be done! Calm down!!!

  • Josh/Jennifierfan
    Josh/Jennifierfan

    he's just amazing I love him!

  • Mirabelle To
    Mirabelle To

    The Hungers Games would be, without the love triangle, an epic annual games involving 24 tributes from 12 districts to compete and murder one another to earn riches, wealth, and fame

  • sunny
    sunny

    perfect.

  • sunny
    sunny

    You guys are insane. It's not hard for an actor to bulk up and get a tan. Finnick is, arguably, the best Hunger Games character/role besides Katniss. But, who says he can't do it? Physical changes are a piece of cake!

  • Abbey
    Abbey

    Gahh !! Alex Pettyfer is way better<3

  • Annya Nathaniel
    Annya Nathaniel

    THIS IS BAD!!!!!!!!! NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liegh Ann
    Liegh Ann

    WTF....What HAPPENED to perfect Grant Gustin...I will not stand for this!!!!

  • Alyssa Morris
    Alyssa Morris

    He seems like a decent Beetee

  • Alyssa Morris
    Alyssa Morris

    Ugh really? Needs to work out and get a spray tan to be Finnick Odair.

  • Alyssa Morris
    Alyssa Morris

    My Joshy :D <3

  • emmie22
    emmie22

    Love your eyes *.*

  • Faith
    Faith

    he's not my first choice, but i think he's ok......

  • Joanna Drogokupiec
    Joanna Drogokupiec

    F**K , he is the worse choice for this role ever, he plays like wood,

  • beckaa
    beckaa

    Peeta is hot ;)

  • Jen
    Jen

    Maybe the writer of the article is referring to the part early in the Quarter Quell where Finnick helps Peeta swim ashore on the island, since Peeta can't swim? Idk though...

  • Mia
    Mia

    I'd like to point out the fact that Peeta does NOT drown in catching fire, he hits the force field and his heart stops. Please read the books before trying to write an article about it.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    Elizabeth Banks is FLAWLESS, so jealous of her beauty and that figure of hers!

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    my insanely perfect boyfriend <3

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    J-Law is simply too beautiful for her own good!

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