Sam Claflin is Getting Close to Play Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Sam Claflin has been in the Finnick Odair rumor mill recently. It started with Lainey Gossip and then Zap2it reported that the role of Finnick was offered to him. Now, Deadline has some bits to add up to the mill. Accordingly:

Sam Claflin has been the favorite, but he had a problem with an option owed to another studio that presented date problems. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Ben Walker, Boyd Holbrook and Tyler Hoechlin were the other competitors for that role, but it looks now like things have cleared for Claflin and that he’ll play the role. You’ve seen him in Snow White And The Huntsman and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Remember guys, we’ll never know if Sam Claflin is really the Finnick we are waiting for until Lionsgate releases an official statement about the casting. With the news above,  it looks like we have some new actors who are into the pool of Finnick Odair casting. Among the three mentioned, I am more familiar with Tyler Hoechlin because he plays Derek in “Teen Wolf.” I think Deadline has some typo error in their statement since Boyd Holbrook and Tyler Hoechlin are not in that Abraham Lincoln movie.
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