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Sam Claflin is cast as Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Posted by Katie McLeod  August 23, 2012 08:55 AM

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Actor Sam Claflin at the "Snow White and the Huntsman" screening May 29 in Los Angeles.

Fans of the "Hunger Games" now know what former Hunger Games champion Finnick Odair will look like in the second film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," due out in November 2013 -- he'll look like British-born Sam Claflin, who just signed on to play the dashing character, EW.com reports. Lionsgate announced the choice yesterday.

In Suzanne Collins's second book, "Catching Fire," Finnick joins main characters Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in the ring for the 75th annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell. The former District 4 winner is charming, handsome, and skilled with a trident.

Earlier this summer, Claflin starred in "Snow White and the Huntsman" with Kristen Stewart. Last year, he starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides".

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