Sam Claflin cast as Finnick in 'Catching Fire'
'Hunger Games' sequel due in theaters November 2013
After plenty of speculation, Lionsgate has made Sam Claflin's casting in the upcoming "Hunger Games" film, "Catching Fire," official.
The "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor will portray the striking District 4 tribute Finnick Odair in the 2013 sequel to this year's blockbuster film.
Described as "charismatic and clever," Finnick is one of the victorious tributes sent back into the Games along with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).
"Catching Fire" is adapted from the second book in Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy, and the plot centers around Katniss and Peeta being forced to compete in the Games once again as part of its 75th anniversary.
Other tributes cast thus far include Meta Golding as District 2 tribute Enobaria; Alan Ritchson as District 1's Gloss; Jena Malone as District 7's Johanna; and Amanda Plummer as District 3's Wiress. Philip Seymour Hoffman is also on board as head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will arrive in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.
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