Filming for the Hunger Games sequel will start soon so it’s about time the movie studio gets down to casting the main characters. As some of you are well aware, Finnick Odair is a big character in Catching Fire. Today we learn that the studio has reportedly selected its 3 top choices to play the character in the film. We also learn that the official title of the sequel film is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Click below to find out which actors are rumored to be up for the part and see if YOU agree with the studio’s casting choices.
Has The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire found its Finnick Odair? Not just yet, but it sounds like the movie franchise’s studio Lionsgate could be getting close to finally picking its man to play the dreamy tribute. A source tells us at that the top three names being bantered about right now are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund. The source also says that a final decision from the studio may be announced as early as this week. However, another source says the studio may also be looking at unknowns à la Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise. Filming is scheduled to begin in the fall with Francis Lawrence taking over the directing reigns from Gary Ross. Catching Fire will be released on Nov. 22, 2013 … Reps for the three did not comment. A Lionsgate rep said, “As with the first film, we won’t be confirming, denying or commenting on any casting rumors for this title. We will announce news wide when there is official casting news to announce.”
I guess these guys are OK for the part. Thankfully, Robert Pattinson will NOT be playing the role of Finnick Odair. If I had to rank these three in my order of beauty preference, I’d go Taylor Kitsch – Armie Hammer – Garrett Hedlund. But, really, I’d be happy if the studio did find a great unknown actor. Finnick has to be unbelievably handsome and, if they plan on staying true to the book, very scantily clad. I imagine someone really tall and very muscly — but not too muscly. I dunno … I guess I can’t let myself picture any of these actors in the role until I know they got the part. What do y’all think? Do any of these guys look like Finnick to you? If not, who would YOU pick for the role?