The rumor making the rounds about the web today is that ‘The Hunger Games‘ production company Lionsgate wants the ‘Twilight’ star for the sequel, ‘Catching Fire‘.
The blog Think McFly Think has reported that Lionsgate is after Robert Pattinson to play the role of the beloved Finnick Odair in
‘Catching Fire‘. Under the direction of Gary Ross, this seems like a ridiculous claim, since Ross had effectively banned any ‘Twilight’ stars from being “reaped” into ‘The Hunger Games’. However Pattinson does have one connection with the sequel, and a pretty big one. New director Francis Lawrence worked with Robert on ‘Water For Elephants’, and who is to say he feels the same about crossing the Twilight/Hunger Games boundary as Ross did?
Lionsgate has no comment on the rumor, telling the Huffington Post “As with the first film, we won’t be confirming, denying or commenting any casting rumors for this title.” So everyone hearing this rumor, whether it is good news to you or not, please bear in mind that no casting decisions have been made. As soon as official word is out, we will let you know!
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