Rumor: Finnick Odair’s casting down to 3 candidates
An interesting piece of information surfaced the internet: rumor has it Lionsgate has narrowed its long list of candidates to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire down to three names. Undisclosed sources told E! Online that it could be either one of three famous and fan-favorite actors, or a completely unknown face.
A source tells us at that the top three names being bantered about right now are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund. The source also says that a final decision from the studio may be announced as early as this week.
However, another source says the studio may also be looking at unknowns à la Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise.
[...] All three actors come with star status. Hammer will next be seen playing the title role in the Lone Ranger flick opposite Johnny Depp as Tonto. Tron Legacy’s Hedlund was also a big Cannes Film Festival headline with the premiere of On The Road with Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst while Kitsch can currently be seen in Battleship.
Lionsgate didn’t confirm or deny the information, so we’ll just have to wait for official word on this issue. Many names have been tossed around by fans for the role of District 4‘s tribute, including these three, but once again we want to know: who’s your favorite?