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Sam Claflin to Play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire Adaptation

Snow White & the Huntsman actor Sam Claflin has landed the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.

In the first hour after Lionsgate made the official announcement on Facebook, more than 22,000 fans hit the “like” button. What do you think of this choice?

Claflin’s character hails from District 4 and won his Hunger Games competition at the age of 14. Of the new characters introduced in the Catching Fire novel, he arguably enjoys the most popularity with readers. Suzanne Collins describes Finnick as a man who possess incredible beauty and sea green-colored eyes.

Other actors who recently joined the cast will portray the champions from Districts 1, 2 and 11.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund will play Cashmere and Alan Richson will play Gloss. Bruno Gunn will play Brutus and Meta Golding will play Enobaria. Maria Howell will play Seeder and E. Roger Mitchell will play Chaff.

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