It has been reported by Gossip Cop that Sam Claflin has signed on for the role of Finnick, and now we can say that it’s OFFICIAL as LIONSGATE has just made the announcement!

Sam Claflin apperead in the TV series The Pillars of the Earth and also in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He recently appeared as Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman.

From the press release:

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 ONES opposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA, in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

Thoughts? What do you think of Sam being Finnick?


The craze over The Hunger Games is now being revived.  On August 18, 2012, the world’s most-awaited home video release this franchise will hit the Philippines.  In line with this, C-Interactive Digital Entertainment will hold a grand launch at SM Megamall Events Center on August 25, 2012 (Saturday).

Catch The Hunger Games Fever!  The Scavenger Hunt Is ON! August 25, 2012, Saturday, 3-6 P.M.  First 150 attendees gets their personalized DISTRICT ID! (Proof of Purchase of any Hunger Games DVD / BLU-RAY from any branch of Astroplus or Astrovision or on the event itself is required. Just present your receipt).  Activities includes Photo-op with The Hunger Games Characters and More surprise games and raffle happening on that day.  

Tributes, Don’t be left out! Come in your HUNGER GAMES COSTUME.  Best-dressed Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Effie or any Hunger Games Character gets a cash prize of Php 5,000.  

Prizes await contestants and participants.  It will be worth your while. Mechanics will be posted on our Facebook Page and on soon.

 Simultaneous to this event is a press launch for the DVD, Blu-ray and VCD release  of  The Hunger Games.

The Event is Open To Every Hunger Games Fan, But only those who purchased their Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray from Astroplus, Astrovision or on the event proper gets a chance to win something exclusive.


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