Sam Claflin Cast as Finnick Odair in ‘Catching Fire’

18 Comments August 22, 2012 by Filed Under: Catching Fire Cast, Finnick Odair, Sam Claflin

SamClafinFinnick 600x286 Sam Claflin Cast as Finnick Odair in Catching Fire



Santa Monica, CA, August 22, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen.

After breaking out in his role as the romantic lead in last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, Claflin starred in the box office smash SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN playing Prince William alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.   He recently finished filming THE QUIET ONES opposite Jarred Harris, and MARY & MARTHA,  in which he co-stars with Hilary Swank.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

So what do you think? Perfect Finnick? Hardly what you envisioned? Or you’ll have to wait for the movie to decide?

Category: Catching Fire Cast, Finnick Odair, Sam Claflin

  • thgloverfirexx

    seems like a finnick to me and if they casted him as finnick which has a major role in the next two movies i bet they know what they’re doing… But Idk i guess we’ll have to wait for the movie to see how it turns out :D

  • Mary Masen

    Welcome welcome Sam Claflin!! He’s very good looking like Finnick! I can’t wait to see him Catching Fire!

  • S0phiaxoxoPEETA

    aaaaaaa i wanted him sooo badly yay!!!!!!

    • S0phiaxoxoPEETA

      oh yea congratz man!!!!!!!!!! you’lll be great i know it
      i like rented movies he came out in, like snow white, pirates of the caribbean he was great!!!!!!!!!!ahhh cant wait now ima have to buy two shirts one of peeta and one of finnick!!!!ahhh cant wait

  • Gina

    I have faith in Sam. The work I’ve seen from him (which, admittedly, isn’t much) has been very good. I think he’ll make a great Finnick.

    • S0phiaxoxoPEETA

      yea cuz barely started acting lie two years ago so hasent done many movies

  • Jay-Peeta-Pat

    YES!!! I’m so happy with Sam!!!

  • Peetalover

    He better be Hot!:)

    • Jael

      He’s British. Of course he’s going to be hot.

  • Unknown

    Love him. Trust the casting after the first movie.

    • S0phiaxoxoPEETA


  • MoreThanJustAPieceInTheGames

    I am soo happy with this choice! I love Sam Claflin, especially in pirates!! I think he will be an amazing Finnick Odair and i cannot wait to see him acting as a charming and smooth character!!
    …but Finnick is a sex symbol…. doesnt the guy playing Gloss look a little more fit for that roll….
    Other than that he will be an AMAZING FINNICK ODAIR!!!!!!

  • MJ – Team Huntsman

    I’m a little “eh” about it. I could never find MY perfect Finnick, so maybe he can make it happen. I’ll try to keep an open mind!

  • Kelsey

    I have read all the books countless times, imagined Finnick differently. But honestly I would love to give this guy a chance… he is hot, he seems like a good actor. I don’t want to judge on his looks though, I want to judge on his skills as Finnick Odair. If they make Finnick a crazy loon though….. I’m hunting them down!

    He will be great though :)

  • A

    Claflin was not really how I pictured Finnick, but I am going to wait until the film to judge. I think the first film was brilliantly cast, and I trust Catching Fire to be that same. So I am definitely willing to give him a chance before I judge.

  • Fan

    I was hoping Sam Claflin would play finnick before the first hunger games movie even came out!! Hes perfect and I know hell do good too. I actually first saw him on a series called Pillars of the Earth and he is Amazing!

  • Sonny Felis

    wasn’t my first choice. or second. or third. or fourth, for that matter. but i have total faith in the director, casting directors, and producers. and i’m sure he will be great!

  • Brittany Hellman