Tons of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE news were spreading last night. After Lionsgate confirm that Amanda Plummer cast as Wiress, Zap2it and Variety confirm that Sam Claflin get offered the role of Finnick Odair! as well as Tony Shalhoub who gets offered Beetee role
(according to @insneider, Mellisa Leo didn’t get the part of Mags)
Sources tell Zap2it exclusively that the most coveted role in ”The Hunger Games” sequel ”Catching Fire” has been cast — and British actor Sam Claflin has got the gig. Official reps for the film won’t comment on the casting, but our reliable sources reveal that producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate have signed off on Clafin’s offer.
Now he just has to accept the role!
With two blockbusters under his belt, Brit thesp Sam Claflin looks to be lining up one more, as sources tell Variety that the “Snow White and the Huntsman” star is the choice to play Finnick Odair in Lionsgate’s sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Additionally, sources say that Oscar winner Melissa Leo and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub are the frontrunners to play Mags and Beetee, respectively. Regardless of the status of their potential involvement, Claflin, Leo and Shalhoub are all on the studio’s shortlist for roles in the highly-anticipated sequel.
Lionsgate and all of the actors’ respective reps had no comment on the casting.
CONFIRMATION from @inSneider:
MELISSA LEO’s reps have been informed this afternoon that she is NOT getting the part of Mags.
(Source: Zap2It, Variety and @InSneider)