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Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch & Garrett Hedlund on Catching Fire Short List

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 05/30/2012

Catching Fire


It’s hard to say what is real or not real when it comes to the rumored casting of Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” But this much is certain, Robert Pattinson has been removed from the shortlist, if he was ever really on it or not.


Now, new rumors spread and Hollywood is all a buzz. According to E!, they’ve heard that the real shortlist for the coveted role of Finnick Odair is occupied by Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund. It is said that they are “the top three names being bantered about” at the studio as they hope to lock down a casting decision this week.


Out of these three I would probably choose Garret Hedlund, but to be honest, I think they should have gone the Twilight route, in casting a no-name actor who has little name recognition and turn him into a star. Apparently Lionsgate disagrees.


I don’t know why, the fact is, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will be an international smash hit without one of these three B-list heartthrobs. I think the studio would be much wiser to go with an unknown here. Give the fans of The Hunger Games something to be really excited about.


There is something special about the new. When it comes to the new, you never know exactly what  you are going to get. Meanwhile, Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund have all played a version of Finnick Odair already. Don’t get me wrong, Finnick Odair is a one of a kind character, but all these young men have played the charming handsome guy before and in Catching Fire  that is Finnick Odair’s role. It changes to a more serious tone in the third installment of The Hunger Games, as his character arch changes, but in Catching Fire he plays the stud, to be frank. I say, give someone else a try. Find someone who can do it better.



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