Sam Claflin Cast as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
The search for Finnick Odair has finally come to an end as British actor Sam Claflin has been cast as the District 4 tribute in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The 26-year-old Snow White and the Huntsman actor has signed on for the role as of Thursday, reports Gossip Cop.
As previously reported, Claflin, 26, was a frontrunner for the coveted role, along with rumored candidates such as Taylor Kitsch, Robert Pattinson, Garrett Hedlund and Armie Hammer.
Hunter Parrish, who was reportedly also in the running, recently told Celebuzz that he “wouldn’t have made a good Finnick.”
So who are the other newcomers to be joining Claflin?
Recently, actress Amanda Plummer and Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman have also joined the cast as Wiress, a District 3 tribute, and Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, respectively.