OFFICIAL: Sam Claflin Cast As Finnick Odair In “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

After it was announced that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will be joining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as District 1′s Cashmere, it was just announced during early this morning (Singapore time) that English actor Sam Claflin is cast as District 4’s Finnick Odair.

This piece of news came at no surprise because many rumours has been surrounding Sam Claflin for a while which indicated he will play the highly sought role, Finnick Odair.

Visit IMDb for a list of Sam Clafin’s previous works.

Full press release from Lionsgate below:

SAM CLAFLIN CAST AS FINNICK IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

 

Santa Monica, CA, August 22, 2012- 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. Charasmatic 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.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at: www.CatchingFireCasting.com

What do you think of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair who is the object of many people’s affections in Capitol?

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available in Singapore. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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