‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Finnick Casting Rumors Are Hogwash

Wednesday, June 6 by
 

After I devoured The Hunger Games series over a long weekend this past winter, I was hoping that producers would consider switching the character Finnick Odair up a bit for the Catching Fire adaptation. If they’re willing to turn him into a guy in just kinda okay shape with a bad shoulder who wears a pedometer, I’d be a shoe-in. Sadly these last few days it seemed like they weren’t going that route.

The Internet has been totes OMG about rumors that Taylor Kitsch, Armie Hammer, and Garrett Hedlund were the frontrunners to be cast in the sequel. The LA Times caught up with producer Nina Jacobson who poo-pooed this speculation.

“That’s the thing that’s crazy — people are like way ahead of where we are. We’ve not narrowed things down by any means. It’s funny to see how things can take on a life of their own.”

Good. So I’m still in this thing. Time to re-up at Crunch and learn to swim.

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