“It is currently a two horse race between Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. And while yesterday reports suggest Armie Hammer was also in the running, as well as a few unknowns, our insider says Garrett and Taylor are the top two choices. “The filmmakers aren’t scared of Taylor’s recent struggles with his movies, and he currently has the edge in gaining the role. They feel he needs the right role and this could be it.” But they still see the appeal of Kristen Stewart‘s On the Road costar, Garrett. “The filmmakers are eager to see ‘On the Road’ and see how it does, because if it’s a hit and Garrett gets some major buzz from it, then they will give him more of the edge.”
Our insider adds that Lionsgate execs aren’t worried about the next Hunger Games movie being successful, but they still prefer to have the bigger star for such an important role.
There have been so many rumors regarding the Finnick casting and these rumors spread so fast! Just remember, these are just rumors and all of our questions will be answered if Lionsgate will release an official statement about it. Hello Lionsgate people are you listening? Please end up the buzz because the fandom are going nuts! After Finnick, I’m sure this will happen for Johanna, Annie, and other major CF characters just like what happened to Katniss, Peeta, and Gale.
Hollywood Life has something to add with the Finnick casting talks. According to them, Armie Hammer (Mirror Mirror) won’t be able to commit to the role. Find out more below:
Okay. L.A. Times have confirmed via email that Taylor Kitsch won’t be Finnick in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. So that means Garrett Hedlund has a greater chance of being Finnick? Again, these are all just rumors. Let’s be calm and wait for the Lionsgate announcement. Who knows a relatively unknown actor will get the role?
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