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Jennifer Lawrence Praises “Wonderful” Sam Claflin As Finnick in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

We already know Jennifer Lawrence will be a kick-ass Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games' second film, Catching Fire. One of the question marks has been about British newcomer Sam Claflin as the popular book character Finnick Odair.

Catching Fire just recently started filming, and Jennifer is giving Sam a thumbs up. "He's wonderful,” she told MTV News. “He's really sweet, a great, wonderful actor. He's got a great American accent."

What do you think? Are you excited about Sam as Finnick? Some fans aren’t sure, based on what they’ve seen so far. But random set photos can’t tell the whole story. If Jenn likes him, we’re more than willing to give him a chance. A lot of fans weren't sure she'd be right for Katniss, but most had their minds changed after seeing her on screen.

Catching Fire will arrive in theaters in just over a year, but we’ll definitely get to see some "official" photos and sneak peak videos in the coming months.

Sources: MTV News, Fans Share

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10.1.2012 / 12:15 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: News, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, The Hunger Games

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