I guess until they make the official announcement, the rumors over who is being considered for the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will continue to fly. Although LA Times is reporting that Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson told them that the field is wide open, Zap2It says they have some inside information that there’s EIGHT actors in the running.
Here’s what they say:
Though Lionsgate will not confirm casting news until the role has been finalized, sources tell Zap2it exclusively that the field has been narrowed to eight actors. Armie Hammerand Garrett Hedlund remain on the short list, whereas Taylor Kitsch is not taking meetings about the role.
As we previously reported, however, award-winning casting director Debra Zane is notonly looking at big names for the highly sought-after role.Actors read for the casting department this week, and while we can’t reveal the full list, we’ve confirmed that Lucas Till, Trevor Donovan, and Alan Ritchson are among the actors who will meet with Lionsgate over the next few days.
Till is no stranger to big franchises — or to Jennifer Lawrence. He co-starred with her as Havok in “X-Men: The First Class.” He’s also known for his role as Miley Cyrus‘ love interest in the “Hannah Montana” movie. Donovan worked as a model and is best known as Teddy from The CW’s “90210.” He will appear in “Savages” this summer. Ritchson, who played Aquaman on “Smallville,” starred on “Blue Mountain State.”