Finnick Casting Rumors: Garrett Hedlund Did Audition for the Role/Lucas Till Is Not in the Short List

Okay this is really going crazy. If you could still remember, Zap2it has claimed that Lucas Till is among the eight actors who are shortlisted to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. However, according to our friends from The, a source close to Lucas Till had told them that he is not in contention to play the District 4 tribute/victor. According to their source:

Lucas Till is “not in contention for the role; he’s not meeting with Lionsgate nor are there any plans for him to do so.”

Moreover,, has added that:

And one look at Lucas’ IMDb page may explain why – he’s currently starring in and producing Wet and Reckless, then filming Paranoia (with Liam Hemsworth) and then potentially working on the X-Men sequel (with Jennifer Lawrence). Sounds like a full plate!

This also leads us to wonder if the other two names from Zap2it – Trevor Donovan and Alan Ritchson – are actually in the running for Finnick. Guess only time will tell! But sorry to break the news to the Lucas-as-Finnick supporters.

 On the other hand, our friends from (via Lainey Gossip) has shared that Garrett Hedlund, who is a fan favorite for Finnick Odair has indeed auditioned for the role.

I’m told that Hedlund auditioned for the part of Finnick in Catching Fire for director Francis Lawrence about 10 days ago. It went very well. No final decisions yet but interest in Armie Hammer seems to have waned since Hammer wasn’t as enthusiastic about it as Lawrence was about him. Am told they’re still seeing people. But their priority right now isn’t so much casting as it is about getting the script in better shape.
 Can’t wait to hear from Lionsgate soon!

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