It’s official….we have our Finnick; Catching Fire announces who will play Finnick Odair

We’ll it’s not Tim Riggins…..and it’s not Garrett Hedlund but we have our Finnick.

Lionsgate announced today that the coveted role will be played by relative newcomer, Sam Claflin. The 24-year old British actor recently stared along side Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman and also appreed in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

According to producers, Claflin has been the front-runner for the role since mid-July. Do you think Claflin can bring to life the suave and resourceful Finnick Odair?

The film, the second in the Hunger Games series is due to start shooting this fall with a release date of November 22, 2013.

What do you think of Sam being cast?

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