IT’S OFFICIAL: SAM CLAFLIN AS FINNICK!
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?