Sam Claflin Confirmed as Finnick Odair in Catching Fire

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The biggest Catching Fire casting rumor of them all has been confirmed: Sam Claflin is in as Finnick Odair.

Lionsgate confirmed today what we've suspected for weeks: the former Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman costar will play a key role in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel.

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Finnick is one of several previous champions chosen to compete in the 75th annual Hunger Games.

He's cocky and well-sculpted and initially a nemesis for Katniss, but readers of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel series are aware that Jennifer Lawrence's character will come to see him differently as the Quarter Quell progresses.

Claflin is the latest name announced for the wildly-anticipated big screen follow-up. We also know, for example, that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will come on board as Cashmere.

Sound off now: are you happy with Claflin in the role of Finnick?


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i keep feeling like finnick was suppose to be this super gorgeous guy. sam is cute but the word HOT isnt exactly the word i would use for him. finnick is suppose to be so beautiful that capitol people would pay to sleep with him. sam just doesnt have the look i was hoping for finnick. the rest of the cast im still up in the air about so we will have to see how it goes, but i think anyone who has read the book most likely feels that finnick should have been a more generic pretty.


Well, I dont care much but i think, he is not that bad for the part.


I was picturing someone a little mediterranean....daughter cannot wait for part 2... me too!


Sam Claflin Cast as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games Catching Fire, Lionsgate official announced here:


He's a little shorter than I would have expected for Finnick but w/ a good dye job and good acting skills, he can pull it off. I liked him in the Snow White movie so Im happy he was chosen to play Finnick