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Sam Claflin will play Finnick in ‘Catching Fire’

Sam Claflin will play Finnick in ‘Catching Fire’

Sam Claflin

Because The Hunger Games desperately needs a pretty boy who isn’t either useless (*cough* Peeta *cough*) or a total dick (*cough* Gale *cough*) Finnick is finally being introduced in the next installment, and surprise! Sam Claflin is being cast in the role! Well, I guess it’s really only a “surprise” if you didn’t see us post the same thing twice, but this time it’s official! Way to drag this one out, Lionsgate. Entertainment Weekly reports …

Ending weeks of speculation, Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) has officially been cast as the dashing former Hunger Games champion Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate announced today. The British-born Claflin, 24, had been the front-runner for the coveted role since mid-July.

Of all the new characters in Catching Fire, Finnick looms largest. After he won his Hunger Games for District 4 when he was 14 thanks to his prowess with a trident, Finnick’s rakish good looks and louche charm helped him become something of a celebrity in the Capitol.

Sam Claflin