Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Latest Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Arrives
Christian Bale is the chosen one
The Angry Birds Movie Reveals Its Voice Cast
Sudeikis! McBride! Hader! Rudolph! Dinklage! Birds!
Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer
Ruben Fleischer back on board as director
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer
Ruben Fleischer back on board as director
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Big Hero 6
13 February 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
God’s Pocket
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Claflin Officially Aboard Catching Fire
He's signed as Finnick Odair

22 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Lionsgate

submit to reddit

Claflin Officially Aboard Catching Fire

His involvement has been long touted, and he’s been in negotiations for a while now, but Lionsgate has made it official: Sam Claflin will be playing Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The actor, best known for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and this year’s Snow White And The Huntsman, is on to play Odair, one of the most famous Hunger Games victors in the story.

Odair won the Games for District 4 when he was 14, and is dragooned back in for a special Games to “celebrate” the Quarter Quell. He, along with other past victors including recent champions Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), are thrust back into the arena for the 75th outing. Odair's a flamboyantly handsome and wildly popular character, but there's more to him than meets the eye (no, he's not a Transformer), making him a fan-favourite character.

The movie features returning faces Lawrence, Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz, along with new recruits Lynn Cohen, Tony Shalhoub, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bruno Gunn.

Francis Lawrence is scheduled to start shooting Catching Fire next month for a November 22, 2013 release date.

Claflin will next be seen in Mary & Martha and Hammer horror The Quiet Ones.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Adam Berg Hired For Videodrome Remake
Ads man will direct the new pic
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Looking forward!
As a hater of Twilight I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed Hunger Games and am quite looking forward to this next installment! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 23:30 on 22 August 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Hateful Eight - The Story So Far
We delve into the short but tangled history of Quentin Tarantino’s latest

Gallery: Unseen Star Wars Poster Concept Artwork
JW Rinzler takes us through a history of the franchise in jaw-dropping art

The Future Of Film: Lasers Will Save 3D (If Your Cinema Is Big Enough)
Big will be beautiful in the brave new world of frickin' laser beam projection

The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)