Yesterday E! Online reported that Finnick Odair casting for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was down to the final three. Taylor Kitsch, Armie Hammer and Garret Hedlund have been rumored to be the “finalists” for the role.
However, Zap2It is saying this is false. According to them many actors are still in the running for the role, and final decisions are far from being made.
E! Online reports that Kitsch, Hammer and Hedlund are the names Lionsgate wants, but Zap2it’s source says nobody’s in the lead just yet considering talks only began on Tuesday (May 29). Actors are still reading for the role, and the studio is strongly considering bringing in an unknown to avoid ego clashes on set. It’s easy to understand the mix-up — someone probably got their hands on the confidential memo going around that reveals the three men are currently on the shortlist of dudes we’d love to marry in a fantasy dream world. (Honestly, any list with those three guys on it is a win-win-win situation.)
The scenes the actors are reportedly reading for the role include the sugar cube scene where Finnick first meets Katniss and the scene where he hears Annie’s scream.
We’re still confident whomever Lionsgate chooses for the role will be great, we’ll be keeping our eye out for any official word!