“Catching Fire” has found its Finnick Odair. Lionsgate confirmed earlier rumors that “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” actor Sam Claflin will play the exceedingly good looking tribute from District 4.
Claflin had long been believed to be the frontrunner for the role, though Taylor Kitsch was reportedly also considered. The actor will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, who are reprising their roles as Katniss and Peeta, respectively.
Odair’s role is the most consequential addition to the second installment of the series. The movie is based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. Francis Lawrence will direct.
More information on the race to casting is available in our earlier coverage. “Catching Fire” lands in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013. The full press release follows the gallery of Claflin’s new friends.