The Hunger Games Casting: Who Should Play Finnick Odair?
Yes, we know the first Hunger Gamesmovie isn’t out yet, but we need to dreamcast our favorite character, Finnick Odair, for Catching Fire, which will be released in Fall 2013 (It’s not as far away as you think, people!). For those of you haven’t caught up with your reading, Finnick is a District 4 victor. At 24, he’s been out of the Games for a decade, but has managed to keep his muscular stature. The ladies love the bronze-haired, green-eyed Adonis, and he loves them right back — he’s a bit of a flirt.
In order to cast this coveted role, we considered looks, age, and acting ability. As much as we love The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore), at 33, he’s a tad old to play the role. Check out our list of Hollywood’s drool-worthy 20-somethings and cast your vote for who you’d love to see wield a trident as Finnick in TheHunger Games.
With his piercing eyes, Gossip Girl star Chace Crawfordis distractingly attractive. Though he’s 26, we think all those years of playing rich kid Nate Archibald have banked him enough charm to pull off the role of Finnick.
There’s no doubt Benjamin Stone has become a fan favorite to play Finnick. You may not be familiar with the 24-year-old if you haven’t seen TheNine Lives of Chloe King, but we can definitely see why he’s made so many dream casting lists!
27-year-old Garrett Hedlund’s most recent role was in TRON: Legacy, but he first turned heads in the Friday Night Lights movie. While he looks a little more frat boy than fishing village, we have faith in movie magic to make the transition.
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We’ll admit when he first showed up on Secret Circle, we didn’t immediately think,Chris Zylka is perfect for Finnick. But the 26-year-old has definitely grown on us and after seeing him shirtless numerous times, we’ve decided he’s earned his spot on this list.