3:33 pm EDT, July 17, 2012

Zap2It: Lionsgate offers Sam Claflin role of Finnick in ‘Catching Fire’

Though his name hasn’t been thrown around until today, entertainment website Zap2It says sources tell them Sam Claflin has been offered the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Zap2It is a reliable entertainment resource, and although it had been believed that Armie Hammer was close to nabbing the spot, we trust this latest report’s word.

Series producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate have reportedly signed off on the offer.

Claflin played William in Snow White and the Huntsman and Philip in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Many, many stars have auditioned for Finnick in the past few months, including Hunter Parrish, Grant Gustin, and Trevor Donovan. Considering Lionsgate just announced who will play Wiress today, we doubt news about who will play Finnick will arrive any sooner than a week from now.

What do you think of Claflin for the role?

UPDATE: Variety has backed up this report.

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