RUMOR: Deadline Now Reporting Sam Claflin Looking ‘Likely’ For Finnick
Because someone in Hollywood is trying to give the collective Hunger Games fandom a heartattack, Deadline is now reporting that rumored front-runner for Finnick, Sam Claflin, is now almost certain to get the role:
Sam Claflin has been the favorite, but he had a problem with an option owed to another studio the presented date problems. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter stars Ben Walker, Boyd Holbrook and Tyler Hoechlin were the other competitors for that role, but it looks now like things have cleared for Claflin and that he’ll play the role. You’ve seen him in Snow White and the Huntsman and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
It looks like the hold up with Finnick casting may have been due to scheduling conflicts. Because the character has a sizeable role in the next three films, they won’t want another studio calling him into action (like Fox has done with Jennifer Lawrence and X-men: First Class.