It has been alleged by various publications that British actor Sam Claflin has been offered the coveted role.
Zap2it was one of the first to break the news of the rumour, saying:
Official reps for the film won’t comment on the casting, but our reliable sources reveal that producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate have signed off on Claflin’s offer. Now he just has to accept the role!
Variety added that it had been informed by sources that Claflin was at least on the shortlist for Finnick.
In a statement to HuffPost Entertainment, Lionsgate said that it would not comment on the rumours.
Claflin’s career has been going from strength to strength in the last few years. He made his breakthrough appearance in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Philip Swift, who as you may recall fell in love with a mermaid, and recently appeared as William in Snow White and the Huntsman.
I personally believe Sam Claflin would make a great Finnick. No, not just because he’s one of the few famous people to come out of my hometown, but also because he has shown himself to be a talented actor. Claflin is also pretty easy on the eye too. I have only witnessed him in wholly ‘gentlemanly’ roles, so it would be interesting to see how he fares as the seductive Finnick. Who is of course rather gentlemanly too when you get to know him better.
But what do you think? How does Claflin measure up for you?
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