‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Casts Sam Claflin as Finnick!
The most hotly-anticipated piece of ‘Hunger Games‘ sequel news has been the casting of crucial character Finnick Odair. But now you can finally quit hitting your browser’s refresh button on all those ‘Hunger Games’ fan sites because we have the answer: Sam Claflin.
Sam who? Sam Claflin! According to the official Lionsgate Twitter feed, Sam Claflin has been chosen to join Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ Claflin will play the role of Finnick Odair, a fan favorite character and survivor of a previous Hunger Games tournament who runs into Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) during the Quarter Quell — the 75th annual Hunger Games — during a crucial moment in the story.
Sam Claflin may not be a name you’re instantly familiar with, but the young actor has starred in films like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ in which he played William, friend of Snow White.
Also on board to reprise roles in the ‘Hunger Games’ sequel are Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Stanley Tucci, with newcomers Jena Malone (as Johanna Mason), Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Plutarch Heavensbee — yeah, we know), Tony Shalhoub, and Amanda Plummer.
And hopefully with this bit of news, we can finally take a break from ‘Catching Fire’ casting announcements for at least a week.