Catching Fire Casting Rumor: Sam Claflin To Play Finnick, Tony Shalhoub To Play Beetee
Variety is reporting that Sam Claflin is the frontrunner to play Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Meanwhile, Tony Shalhoub is the frontrunner to play the role of District 3 tribute Beetee. Melissa Leo had been shortlisted for the part of Mags but her reps were informed last Tuesday afternoon that she did not get the role.
Sam Claflin is best known for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Tony Shalhoub is a three-time Emmy Awards winner. His movies include Spy Kids, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Big Night, The Siege, Cars, Cars 2, and The Man Who Wasn’t There.