Come on Lionsgate! Will you please announce who will play Finnick already? Lots of media people have their own claims about potential Finnick actors. LA Times has announced that Taylor Kitsch will not play Finnick, Hollywood Life claims that Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch are two frontrunners for the role and now Lainey Gossip claimed that Armie Hammer from Social Network is Director Francis Lawrence's choice for the role. Here is Lainey Gossip's statement:
Multiple sources tell me that Armie Hammer is far and away the first choice of director Francis Lawrence. That if it were up to him and “if he could start tomorrow with his dream cast, Armie would be FInnick”. At press time, nothing is final. And besides, a lot of people think this might not be the best career move for Hammer anyway. I spoke with a few talent agents who said they’d hesitate before recommending it because it ties him up for two pictures and ‘the question is whether or not he still needs to “break out”.
According to the Hob.org:
Lainey Gossip was the site that correctly named Jennifer Lawrence as the front runner for Katniss before she was officially cast in The Hunger Games, so while it’s still a rumor until Lionsgate confirms anything (and being the director’s favorite doesn’t mean he’ll automatically get cast), this rumor may hold some validity. And Lainey has been teasing us for days that she had some Finnick news, so we’re glad she finally spilled!