It’s the story we’re all waiting to hear – just who is going to be cast in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The biggest speculation surrounds the role of District 4 tribute, Finnick Odair. The rumors have been working over time. Just the other day Taylor Kitsch ruled himself out of playing Finnick in Catching Fire, while E! News has put Armie Hammer as the front runner.
But LA Times has gone straight to the source. They caught up with producer Nina Jacobson on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night.
She told them that all of the whispers are ”so not true.”
“That’s the thing that’s crazy — people are like way ahead of where we are,” Nina Jacobson told us on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. “We’ve not narrowed things down by any means. It’s funny to see how things can take on a life of their own.”
They then went on to ask Nina if filmmakers take any fan input into account when they think about just who should play Finnick Odair. She says “not entirely”:
“It means something that people can see [an actor] in that light, so you know [the actor] will be accepted by a lot of people, on the one hand,” she said. “On the other hand, you have to kind of ignore it. You have to just sort of act like you’re sitting in a room and you want to just pick the person who gives the best audition and looks and feels most like the part.”
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.