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In a new interview, Glee actor Grant Gustin (who played newcomer Sebastian starting in season three) reveals he auditioned for the highly anticipated role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

He said in a brief interview with The Insider, “I have auditioned for the role. I don’t think [the producers] know what they’re looking for just yet, but yes, I auditioned for the role.”

This quote seems to imply that Lionsgate still may be in the early stages of the casting process if they don’t know exactly what type of actor they’re looking for.

Catching Fire hits theaters in November. So far the only new cast member announced is Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play Plutarch Heavensbee.

Gustin has been eyed for the role by many fans, thanks to his good looks, especially after he said in April he’d love to take on the part. He may be a bit too small physically, though, for the part.

Thanks to The Hunger Games Examiner.

  • http://twitter.com/aadnama Amanda Douglas

    For some reason, I just don’t see him getting the part.

  • Bec

    I still like Hunter Parish the best for Finnick 

  • TutelarySwivel20
  • haribo

    If I were a betting man, I would say Armie Hammer is going to get the part of Finnick. 

    • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

      that would be a mistake so I hope you wouldn’t win that bet.

      • haribo

        Really? I think Armie Hammer would be a great choice…

        • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

          Too popular, too “bulky” for the role – I’d rather see more of an unknown cast. 

  • cynthiacaridad

    Noooooo. Please no.

  • rafael

    Chace Crawford should be a GREAT Finnick!

  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    This guy kind of gives me the Finnick vibe and I don’t watch glee so I have no clue how is acting is (though that show has never been known for great acting) I’d rather have him than some of the other names floating around. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.christianketcheside Jennifer Christian

    Freddie Stroma for Finnick!  He would be perfect!

    • Ajme13

      he would be great!

  • http://twitter.com/CassiopeiaDrake Cassie Drake

    He’d be an awesome Finnick if Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t a 22 year old playing a 16 year old. For that reason, I think they need to cast an actor who is 26-32 to make the age difference and his previous experience obvious.

  • d3erudite

    I think he’s sexy enough to be finnick and am dying for him to take the role. Either him or armie hammer. Ps. @andrew sims he can get into shape like Jennifer Lawrence did

  • Kyle

     November of next year

  • Elletnah

    No!!! Hunter Parish for Finnick!!!!!

  • Allison L.

    I just want the cast already!

  • Allie Rose Mellark

    Onhhhh he’s hot…..but I really like hunter parish. But they just really need to pick someone!!

  • TheBestGuest

    His voice isn’t manly enough.

  • Jessica

    Ughhh he’s so not right for the role. I hope they just cast Garrett Hedlund already.

    • Teranel


  • patricia

    Chris Zylka for finnick!!

  • Jessica Lancaster

    What are they freaking waiting for? Make a decision already, Lionsgate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum

    I kind of wish people would stop this weird campaigning for people they want to play characters in the movie… I mean, freedom to express opinions and all, but I don’t see how shouting: “YAY! I WANT THIS PERSON FOR THIS ROLE RIGHT NOW!” or “IF THAT PERSON GETS CAST, THEN OMFG I’M GUNNA BOYCOTT DIS MOOVIE!” makes any difference… It’s just kind of  annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531808242 Courtney Gibson

    I would think that if he got the part he could probably have enough time to bulk up a bit, especially with the training they have to do. Didn’t Josh Hutcherson do the same? So as far as physical appearance i don’t think thats a big deal. And as for looks i don’t care, but as long as he’s a good actor. Thats all i care about. He has to be able to play the depth of Finnick that comes later in Mockingjay.  

  • http://twitter.com/brookesalmons brooke salmons


  • Grace

    OMG YES PLEASE :DDDD He’s who I pictured as Finnick when I read the book :) If not him then Hunter Parrish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Whelen/514317641 Rachel Whelen

    I don’t mean to be a troll, really I don’t, But I HATE HIS FACE! I don’t get the appeal of him at all. He was so obnoxious on Glee.

  • http://twitter.com/glasswatar Sarah Sutherland

    I really need this casting to be done! This movie is coming out next year in November! Time is ticking Lionsgate. Don’t procrastinate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amber.carney3 Amber Carney

    While I was reading the books I totally was picturing grant for this role. Finnick’s snarkiness is similar to that of Sebastian and I think it would be a great match for him!

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