Hunger Games Rumor: Sam Claflin Cast As Finnick, Tony Shalhoub As Beetee
Are you giving the name Sam Claflin your "who?" face? Yeah. We may be getting to know him a lot better, if this new casting report is true.
Rumors abound about who will be cast in the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, especially when it comes to playing sexy Finnick Odair. Actors including Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, and Hunter Parrish have been rumored for the role but Variety says Snow White and the Huntsman star Sam Clafin is the choice to play Finnick.
So who is this Claflin guy? The 26-year-old British actor was in the TV series The Pillars of The Earth and played Phillip Swift in The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He also played William opposite Kristen Stewart’s Snow White.
Variety also reports that Tony Shalhoub is the frontrunner to play Beetee in Catching Fire. They had Melissa Leo on the shortlist to play Mags, then said her reps were informed Tuesday afternoon that she is not getting the part. As Variety put it, "Regardless of the status of their potential involvement, Claflin and Shalhoub are all on the studio's shortlist for roles in the highly-anticipated sequel."