The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has found its Finnick Odair: Sam Claflin.
The Snow White and the Huntsman star had been long rumored to be in the running for the part, and now his casting is official.
Hailing from District 4, the trident enthusiast Finnick is a cute charmer who became a bit of a celebrity in the Capitol after winning his Hunger Games. Along with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), he is summoned to the Quarter Quell, the 75th annual games. Saying more would be spoiling things...for myself, so let’s talk about Claflin for a sec.
The Brit has risen in Hollywood fast. He’s seemingly gone from one big project (the Pirates of the Caribbean fourthquel) to another (Snow White and the Huntsman) to now this one without breaking a sweat.
Good for him.