GossipCop assures Claflin will be Finnick, says Lionsgate will announce it in the ‘near future’
A couple of days ago Zap2it broke the news that Sam Claflin was supposedly Lionsgate‘s first choice for the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. Even though Variety followed the news with a similar report, Lionsgate hasn’t make an official announcement yet. Well now another source is calling it: GossipCop says it’s ‘confirmed’ that Sam Claflin will play Finnick.
Sam Claflin will play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, a source confirms exclusively to Gossip Cop.
The actor recently emerged as the frontrunner for the role in The Hunger Games sequel, and Gossip Cop has learned Lionsgate will make it official in an announcement in the near future.
All sources reporting these so far have been reputable sources, but we cannot call it official until Lionsgate makes it official. This business is complicated and nothing is definitive until a contract has been signed. So, we’ll just have to wait, but we’re sure we are near the end of the Finnick casting process. Be patient!