No claps for the title please. I actually deserve to be slapped for it.
‘Catching Fire’ casting is underway, well ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is the official title. First off the title is unnecessary. I can’t believe I’m about to give Twilight a compliment, but I like how they give to movie the name of the book and just tack on ‘The Twilight Saga’ on all promotional material.
News right now is the three Actors still up for the role of Finnick are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garrett Hedlund.
I choose Hedlund. Why? Because I had to look him up.
The movie has a giant fan base. ‘Hunger Games’ was a box office and critical hit. There is no conceivable way that the sequel opens up to less than $100m it’s first weekend.
We don’t need another big name.
Finnick is a fan favorite character. Giving the role to some hot young rising star will make people only see the actor and not the character they want. Give the role to an unknown and we only see Finnick.
Hammer won’t bring in crowds. Kitsch won’t bring in crowds. Both ‘Mirror Mirror’ and ‘John Carter’ bombed. Get an actor who will make your existing crowd happy. That should be your chief concern (SEE: Whedon directing Avengers)
Sure Hedlund was in ‘Tron: Legacy’, but who knew that right away? If you have to google him, he’s the character first.
Garrett Hedlund is actually the second lead in my latest Fake Movie Friday. I chose him based on his Tron performance.
and his performance as Jack in Four Brothers, which is a really fun shitty movie.
What about going with the best actor and not the least well known? I have to go with Armie Hammer because he is the only one I’ve see who has given a good performance (shit he had two great performances in The Social Network) (Also sorry Russ, I have never seen Friday Night Lights).
But he’s winklevoss in my head. He hasn’t proved he can do anything else yet, really disappear himself in a role. For characters from beloved series I think that works best.
I agree with Peter whole heartedly. But mostly because Garrett was in Tron, and I will just assume he is his Tron character in everything I see him in from here on out. Much like how the Big Lebowski all took place inside of the system but the Coen brothers decided that whole computer thing wasn’t necessary to the story and just showed what happens in the Mainframe.