Several reports are saying "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Sam Claflin the frontrunner or on the short list to play Finnick in the sequel to "The Hunger Games." Though Lionsgate has not confirmed the rumor, Variety's Jeff Sneider confirmed that Claflin was on the studio's short list.
If cast, the 26-year-old British actor will play Finnick Odair, a former winner of the "Hunger Games" who befriends Katniss at the Quarter Quell.
The wildly popular "Hunger Games" book series will be split into four movies, according to Lionsgate Films.
Although the first sequel "Catching Fire" will be released as one film on November 22, 2013, the third and final installment of the triology, "Mockingjay" will be split into two parts with the first film being released on November 21, 2014 and part two debuting on November 20, 2015.
Lionsgate and the filmmakers of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" have announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.
The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of “Death of a Salesman” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
She’d better get used to all the pomp and circumstance of industry events, because Jennifer Lawrence will be collecting trophies for years to come. And last night she scored the Best Female Performance at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
The “Winter’s Bone” babe scored a golden popcorn for her work in “The Hunger Games,” in which she plays heroine Katniss Everdeen.