This morning Lionsgate announced that Sam Claflin will play the highly-anticipated role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The casting had been heavily rumored for the past few weeks after the information was first reported by Zap2it and Variety. “Charasmatic and clever, Finnick was a District 4 Hunger Games victor when he was fourteen,” writes Lionsgate.
Claflin’s other big credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Philip and Snow White and the Huntsman as Prince William.
It’s been a very busy month for Catching Fire casting announcements. Confirmed newcomers are Jena Malone as Johanna, Amanda Plummer as Wiress, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch, Lynn Cohen as Mags, Meta Golding as Enobaria, Bruno Gunn as Brutus, Alan Ritchson as Gloss, E. Roger Mitchell as Chaff, and Stephanie Leigh Schlung as Cashmere.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters November 22, 2013.