We had reported yesterday regarding a rumour on Lionsgate is considering between Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund as the top three candidates for Finnick Odair.
However, ZAP2IT reports that there are currently no shortlisted candidates for Finnick Odair yet.
…sources close to the production tell Zap2it that casting has just begun for the role, and that the three All-American dudes are by no means the only ones in the running.
E! Online reports that Kitsch, Hammer and Hedlund are the names Lionsgate wants, but Zap2it’s source says nobody’s in the lead just yet considering talks only began on Tuesday (May 29). Actors are still reading for the role, and the studio is strongly considering bringing in an unknown to avoid ego clashes on set. It’s easy to understand the mix-up — someone probably got their hands on the confidential memo going around that reveals the three men are currently on the shortlist of dudes we’d love to marry in a fantasy dream world. (Honestly, any list with those three guys on it is a win-win-win situation.)
The scenes the actors are reportedly reading for the role include the sugar cube scene where Finnick first meets Katniss and the scene where he hears Annie’s scream.
And in other “Catching Fire” news, the official movie title has changed to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” instead of plain ol’ “Catching Fire.”
What do you think of the reportedly audition scenes that actors has to read for?
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
Via Victors Village.