Sam Claflin has been cast as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ Claflin is coming off of a supporting role in ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ and being the guy who’s not Orlando Bloom in the newest Pirates film.
I said months ago that I wanted a lesser known actor for the part, someone that could get immersed in the role with you looking at him and seeing only Finnick. I personally read Finnick a bit older, but the movie series is trying to get girls excited about cute guys not about a strong female lead.
I know most of you have read the books. Thoughts on the casting?
I don’t like it. I even got hot and bothered reading Finnick do stuff and this guy was not what I pictured. I would have liked someone taller and more handsome, but this is also the gayest thing I’ve ever typed so…
I agree with Russ, he’s not what I pictured. Also, the character is supposed to be older Katniss/Peeta and this guy looks like he’d be the same age. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what hair/make-up/workout regimen does for him!
Granted he’s only 24 in the book, but i guess i upped their ages in my head. Hopefully Angela (FIRST TIME COMMENTING HOORAY!) is right and they do some makeup work to make him older than 22 year old Jennifer Lawrence.