Are Two Major Characters Cast for 'Catching Fire?'by: Posted:
Audiences have been waiting impatiently for news of the final cast for “Catching Fire,” the second addition to the box-office sweeping “Hunger Games” trilogy, but there doesn’t seem to be much hurry on the part of the studio to assign the characters.
While speculation has been rampant about casting options without any set results, it seems like Lionsgate might, finally, be narrowing in on some key characters.
The world, but especially the ladies, are rapidly interested in who will be playing the sexy-but-damaged tribute Finnick Odaire, and while rumors continue to abound about which stars will embody the trident-tossing, scantily clad hero, it looks like one winner may finally be approaching the finish line.
And it’s not anyone we were expecting.
Variety is now reporting that it looks promising that “Snow White and the Huntsman” cutie pie Sam Clafin will be snatching up the coveted role.
Sam Clafin? Now, don’t get me wrong, I saw “Snow White.” I sighed a little. I had a minor daydream or two over my popcorn. But Finnick Odair is meant to be tanned and muscular sex on legs, and kind of adorable Clafin reminds me more of that kid I had a crush on in high school than anyone designed to invoke immediate loin tingles. Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss is dealing with the advances of smoking hot Gale, played by the dreamy but recently engaged Liam Hemsworth.
Somehow, I feel like she, along with the rest of the District ladies, won’t be easily swayed by Clafin’s shy swagger.
More promising rumors are circulating about the character of Beetee. Talks are that Lionsgate is eyeing experienced “Monk” actor Tony Shalhoub for the role.
Now there’s a choice I can fully get on board with. Awkward and intense Shalhoub would make a great nervous, quiet genius with a way with wires. If this isn’t in the works all ready, then throw my support behind it and make it happen.
And until Lionsgate makes a final decision about the delicious (but sensitive, too) Finnick, I am fully content for them to continue the public parade of sexy male possibilities.
Heck, maybe a few winking, shirtless photos on the part of Clafin, and I’ll be more convinced.