Gary Ross Plays Coy About Who Will Play Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'


Gary Ross Plays Coy About Who Will Play Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'


The 'Hunger Games' director remains tight-lipped about who he has in mind to play the flamboyant figure as stating, 'I made the terrible mistake of saying that to the press.'

"The Hunger Games" won't arrive in cinemas until March 23, but casting rumors for its follow-up film "Catching Fire" are already buzzing wildly. Fans of the franchise have been speculating about who will play the sequel's most desirable role, Finnick Odair, and some of them hope that the part will be offered to Armie Hammer. Discussing the casting rumor with MTV News, director Gary Ross decided to stay tight-lipped.

"No," Ross stated when urged to reveal who he has in mind to tackle the flamboyant character. "I mean, somewhere, I know it was in the press, I said I had an idea for Finnick Odair. But I don't really," he insisted before adding, "You start to have ideas as you read, obviously I read the books several times, and I went, oh this guy might be good or that guy might be good. And then I made the terrible mistake of saying that to the press."

In Suzanne Collin's book, Finnick is described as a 24-year-old very handsome and tan skinned young man with bronze hair and stunning sea-green eyes. The District 4 figure is known for having many lovers in the Capitol. At the age of fourteen, he won the Hunger Games by using a trident and a net against other Tributes. Ross has made it clear that he will cast a right actor to tackle the coveted part. He said, "There will be a whole process. We're going to be very thorough."

The casting topic aside, Ross opened up that he's not considering to give "Catching Fire" a 3D treatment. "No, absolutely not, no. I don't think it's appropriate for this film," he claimed. "I think that if we shoot this movie in 3D, we become the Capitol; we start making spectacle out of something that I don't think is really appropriate here."

"There needs to be an aesthetic distance because of the nature of the material, the premise, what they're doing," the filmmaker elaborated furthermore. "I think that cinematic techniques designed to intensify the experience if you feel them that way, aren't really appropriate. I mean I love 3D, I really do and I think it's a wonderful tool, I just don't think it's the right tool for this."

In "Catching Fire", Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are getting punished for their defiance. They will be forced to compete in a special 75th staging of the Hunger Games, where they must compete against past winners. Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy is set to write the script for the anticipated sequel, which is due to open wide in the U.S. during the Thanksgiving weekend on November 22, 2013.

© AceShowbiz.com


Comments

  •  
    Jamie
    Jul 30, 2012

    Colton Haynes for Finnick WTF!

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    PeetaLuvr
    Jul 29, 2012

    I think James Gaisford is the perfict Finnick. He looks exactly how I imagine Finnick! :)

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    A.C
    Jun 12, 2012

    I think that James Gaisford is amazing for finnick or Chase crawford.

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    Lisa
    Jun 07, 2012

    I think James Gaisfort have to play Finnick. He´s the perfect Finnick <3

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    Lauren
    Jun 07, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer he pulls of the sex but hurt angle

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    Sheila
    Jun 01, 2012

    GRANT GUSTIN GRANT GUSTIN NEEDS TO PLAY! HE CAN TOTALLY PULL OFF THE SNOBBISHNESS IN THE BEGINNING (HE DID IT IN GLEE) YET HE IS ALSO SUPER NICE! HE IS TALL AND HAS THE PERFECT GREEN EYES, AND ALL HE NEEDS ARE BRONZE HIGHLIGHTS. HE IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Emily123
    May 29, 2012

    I think Jensen Ackles should play Finnick.. he's who I thought of when reading the books!

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    elle
    May 27, 2012

    Sam Milby :)

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    RebeccaAmaya
    May 26, 2012

    Chris Hemsworth is absolutely perfect for the role! He fits the description to a tee, and he has that sexy lover boy vine. Vote for Chris Hemsworth!

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    Pine ME
    May 25, 2012

    Chris Pine would be A GREAT Finnick!!!!

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    Lexia
    May 24, 2012

    HUNTER PARRISH SHOULD BE FINNICK!!! He was THE fan favorite for Peeta before the first movie was cast - why can't he be Finnick? He looks more like him than Peeta anyway.

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    me
    May 24, 2012

    CHRIS ZYLKA FOR FINNICK!

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    district 4 is awsome
    May 23, 2012

    James Gaisford is the BEST PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD TO PLAY FINNICK. He is waaaayyyyyy better than stupid Zack Efron, and unlike Zack , James actually knows how to act good.

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    FinnickFTW
    May 23, 2012

    Uhmm I've seen some really good ones and some WHAT ARE U THINKING ONES.. Anyone thought of ...perhaps Chris Evans?

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    Kristen
    May 22, 2012

    While I used to LOVE Zac Efron, I have changed my mind to JAMES GAISFORD!! Have you ever watched the youtube videos? Just youtube 'Second Quarter Quell' and you'll see that he is perfect, and handsome, and even though he may be ineperienced, there's no time like the present to learn more and be more experienced :)

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    yoyoyo
    May 18, 2012

    I think the perfect Finick is Bryan Fisher but he's not that famous but AHHHHHH he would be perfect!!!!

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    Zoe loves The Hunger
    May 15, 2012

    JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD !!!!! I swear if they do not cast James Gaisford as Finnick Odiar i will march down to lionsgate and order them to cast him o so help me i will get a mob NOW WHOS WITHE ME :O

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    Tyrelle
    May 14, 2012

    Jeremy Sumpter! How can you forget the boy who said he'll never grow up? Jeremy all the way!

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    kitty
    May 14, 2012

    IF ZACK GETS THE PART I AM GOING TO FLIP...URGH I mean seriously, who would even think of him playing finnick. Go away efron fan girls and go back to HSM don't ever bring him here

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    Katy
    May 14, 2012

    Evan Peters! He just needs to dye his hair back to that bronze color and he's there.

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    Sierria
    May 14, 2012

    Hunter Parrish!!! He is too perfect! No one else is as attractive as him!

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    JJ
    May 12, 2012

    JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD, JAMES GAISFORD.... Did I mention that James Gaisford would play the perfect Finnick?

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    Tori
    May 11, 2012

    Drew Roy is Finnick . GO LOOK

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    Sara
    May 10, 2012

    garrett hedlund. he IS finnick.

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    Emlia
    May 07, 2012

    Aaron Johnson, Colton Haynes

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    Victoria
    May 06, 2012

    James Gaisford, Joey Graceffa, or Colton Haynes. They all fit the role, PERFECTLY! And I swear to God, if one more Disney Channel, lover says Zac Efron ONE MORE DAMN TIME, I'm going ape shit.

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    Ruth
    May 05, 2012

    LACHLAN BUCHANAN <3

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    Sophia
    May 05, 2012

    omg Lachlan Buchanan has to be finnick he is so perfect and beautiful!!!!!!

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    Hannah
    May 05, 2012

    Lachlan Buchanan should definitely play Finnick! He is exactly how I imagined him!!

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    Lisie
    May 01, 2012

    Nico Tortorella. That's all i can say. He's exactly how i pictured finnick to be, plus, extremely hot! I want someone not that predictable as alex pettyfer, or armie hammer or zac efron. Nico is perfect, but i'd be happy if Drew Van Acker played finnick's part. I mean, it HAS to be someone hot, right? haha :) (be wise casting finnick, he's my favorite <3)

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    Sara
    Apr 30, 2012

    Grant Gustin is perfect as Finnick !!

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    Emily
    Apr 30, 2012

    Oh, I forgot. Lachlan Buchanan should be Finnick too, he's really hot <3

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    Emily
    Apr 30, 2012

    I think, that Drew Van Acres or Alex pettyfer would be Finnick. They're both very handsome and got natural bronze hair, they're well built, I like it ^^ Well, not sure, if they're tall too :/

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    Olga
    Apr 27, 2012

    Grant Gustin = perfect Finnick Odair. And Johanna... Summer Glau, Sophia Bush or Gemma Arterton

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    Katniss<3
    Apr 23, 2012

    Thank God they aren't doing 3D for the films...unless the new director screws it up and decides to do 3D. Say it with me "3D is CHEESY and used way.to.much....!"

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    Danni
    Apr 22, 2012

    JAMES GAISFORD SHOULD BE FINNICK!!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE HE IS FINNICK AND HE ALREADY KNOWS THE CHARACTER AND HE LOOKS A LOT LIKE FINNICK AND HE IS SOOOO CUTE!!! HE IS YOUNG BUT HE DID CONVINCE ME THAT HE WAS TWENTY FOUR IN THE FINNICK AND ANNIE SERIES!!! PICK JAMES GAISFORD!!!

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    Savannah
    Apr 20, 2012

    GRANT GUSTIN!! He matches the description and though he isn't that well known like a lot off the actors people are suggesting, has just as much talent! When I read the books after knowing about him, he was all I could imagine as Finnick! To be honest though, this was my favourite book and he's my favourite character, so i'm alright with whoever ends up as him as long as they don't disappoint :)

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    Carm
    Apr 20, 2012

    OMG! Definatly Joey Graceffa! He is just perfect for finnick!

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    JJ
    Apr 18, 2012

    One... Zac Efron sucks at acting, he will forever in my mind be etched as a Disney character. I can never see him as Finnick, he can't pull off the manliness and internal distress Finnick has. Second... My absolute number one choice to play Finnick is JAMES GAISFORD!!! He was amazing in the Finnick and Annie series on Youtube and is almost exactly how I pictured Finnick to look when I was reading the books. If you haven't seen him in action, check out MainStayPro on Youtube and see for yourself!

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    Melissa
    Apr 18, 2012

    I just couldn't see Zac Efron being Finnick. When i hear the name "Zac Efron" i think of Disney Channel. Plus he can't act at all. Also i think they should pick someone with NATURALLY green eyes, like Joey Graceffa. Natural green eyes are much more gorgeous than contacts.. So Joey Graceffa has my vote. He's a really good actor and his eyes are amazing.

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    Adriana
    Apr 15, 2012

    Liam's brother "THOR", hands down.

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    Anna
    Apr 14, 2012

    Jensen Ackles, hands down. He's got the range and the talent to pull this role off.

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    cj
    Apr 13, 2012

    omg please please please not zac effrom. i mean he's hot but it just doesn't fit. definitely think IAN SOMERHOLDER. yum. there's an air about him that i think is similar to Finnick

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    kkcoolcat
    Apr 12, 2012

    Drew Van Acker for Finnick!

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    Hannah
    Apr 12, 2012

    James Gaisford as Finnick, PLEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He fits so well. But if not him, then Ian Somerhalder, maybe...?

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    saly zanbour
    Apr 11, 2012

    certainly zac efron is the one yeah he's born to be finnick and if he won't that hot actor matt lanter will be good but as a second choice after zac sure

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    somebody
    Apr 11, 2012

    Ian Somerhalder definitely for Finnick Odair! He's fit you just need to dye his hair and give him contacts - he' s an amazing actor and would be perfect for the role. :)

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    Esilva01
    Apr 10, 2012

    Drew Van Acker or Jensen Ackles would be Perfect to play FINNICK!!!

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    d
    Apr 10, 2012

    the book described him as tall, tan, bronze hair, sea green eyes, handsom and very a very well defined build Alex Pettyfer would work in the looks department i havent seen im in much of anything so i dont knowhow well his acting skills are im still shooting for Craig Horner though

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    kate
    Apr 10, 2012

    No to Zac Efron, just no. I know Finnick is 24 in the books, but Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcheson look a bit older than 16/17 so it would be ok to get someone getting a bit into their late 20's just to show a little age on the leads. Oh and I like Garrett Hedlund mmmm...

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    Seiranlw
    Apr 10, 2012

    I've got a question...did the book mention that Finnick is suppose to be big and bulky? Cause i imagined him to be tall and kinda muscular...but not big... And i think Alex Pettyfer has that Finnick look though i'm not too sure about him acting as Finnick cuz its gonna be tough potraying Finnicks feelings and all...

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    d
    Apr 09, 2012

    If you have read the books Finnick won the 65 annual Hunger Games at the age of 14 the Quarter Quell is the 75 Hunger Games thats ten years so he is 24 yrs old so you need someone who looks like they are in there early 20s not late 20s and he has to be a good acter cause he has so many personality traits of finnick he has to portray (Douchebag, hoplessly in love, good ally, friend) so he needs to be a good actor, so look up Craig Horner he fits finnicks description on looks he may need to build up some muscle but not much if any and thats an easy fix look at taylor laughtner from twilight to twilight new moon its possible

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    kskittlez
    Apr 08, 2012

    Chris zylka hes totally gorgeous,tan,blonde hair, and hes big enough to toss peeta over his shoulders.im just sayin.mmmm

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    Veronica
    Apr 08, 2012

    I think James Gaisford or Alex Pettyfer should be Finnick!! They are amazing, and if you have seen Mainstaypro's Finnick and Annie clips, you would love James too !! <3

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    Tim
    Apr 08, 2012

    Get off the Zac effron bandwagon ladies, he's too tiny. Finnick is supposed to be a big guy. Zac, in my opinion, wouldn't be able to capture the humor and the intensity this role demands..and boy does it demand a lot. I'm a guy and I got a hardon for Finnick the dudes a beast, obviously my favorite character. I'd be offended and hurt if Zac was cast as him.

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    Saaas
    Apr 08, 2012

    I think Finnick should be Joey Graceffa or Hunter Parrish :)

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    Jase
    Apr 08, 2012

    I dont know, they all seem either too young and "boyish" or too famous haha what about Cam Gigandet? Naah, probs not... nobody can play such a perfect guy ;)

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    Katelyn
    Apr 08, 2012

    Guys. Stop staying Zac Efron. No. Just no. Oh and Yeah I think James Gaisford is cute and I loved the Finnick and Annie series and Second Quarter quell by Mainstay pro on YouTube. But has he been in an actual movie before? No I'm pretty sure. Everybody is demanding Finnick be perfect and he needs to have acting skills as well as looks. I mean maybe James could do it I'm just saying maybe he's a little inexperienced for this character that everybody loves. The End. :)

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    Charlie
    Apr 08, 2012

    James Gaisford. He looks so good and the Annie & Finnick videos on youtube are great! He is a very talented actor!

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    La
    Apr 07, 2012

    Pity Jensen Ackles is a bit old...he would make such an awesome Finnick :D

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    Alex
    Apr 06, 2012

    Lucas Till, Adam Gregory, or Grant Gustin will be perfect for the role :) And Naya Rivera as Johanna Mason :) Sorry but Zac Efron is too small.

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    Taylor
    Apr 06, 2012

    Zac Efron please.

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    08asdfghjkl
    Apr 06, 2012

    Zac Efron should definitely play Finnick Odair. He is totally perfect for the role.

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    Lexi
    Apr 06, 2012

    I believe Zac Efron would be perfect to play Finnick.

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    Charlie
    Apr 06, 2012

    I think Zac Efron is the best actor to portray Finnick Odair. He's looks are very accurate except for the eye color. He proved himself as a great actor from Charlie St. Cloud.

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    savvylayne
    Apr 06, 2012

    I think Zac Efron would be the PERFECT Finnick. Johanna should be cast as Naya Rivera. They both fit just right to the characters.

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    courtneymellark
    Apr 06, 2012

    I think Chris Hemsworth should play the handsome Finnick Odair. Personally I feel Alex Pettyfer is to young. And btw finnick is 28 not 24

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    xEmilyy_x3
    Apr 06, 2012

    James Gaisford should play Finnick! Please, he's perf. Just look him up on youtube, "Finnick and Annie web series". Or search for "The Second Quarter Quell", both videos are made by MainstayPro. Oh, and I'd like Mila Kunis to play Johanna Mason. (:

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    Claire
    Apr 05, 2012

    I think Alex Pettyfer should be Finnick. A blonde Grant Gustin won't be bad either. Oh, there's also Drew Van Acker. Man, I can't make up my mind!

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    Girlonfire
    Apr 05, 2012

    I had a picture in my head as to who it should be but there was no celebrity with the face I had. So I went through the names of the top 20 that everyone thought should be Finnick and when I saw Alex Pettyfer, I literally went "Hot damn, that's my Finnick!!" Thus...MY logic.

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    d
    Apr 04, 2012

    I think Craig Horner from Legend of the Seeker would be perfect for the part all that would be needed is contacts cuz he has brown eyes, and he isnt very well known which is a plus. Ian Somerhalder would be awesome about 8 yrs ago but now he looks to old to play a 24 yr old hes just a little to mature on the looks.

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    LeSHady
    Apr 04, 2012

    Jared Leto!!! Hands down is the only guy on earth that could play FInnick! Though Ryan Reynolds would be fit for the job to me he looks too old.

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    Cindiee
    Apr 04, 2012

    While I love Zac Efron and Ryan Reynolds I don't believe either of them would be a good fit. The only similarity between Zac and Finnick is that they are gorgeous. Ryan's problem is that he is too old to portray the young Finnick. I personally believe the best person to play Finnick is Grant Gustin. He is gorgeous and knows it which is a trait Finnick has. Also, Finnick has very similar characteristics too Grant. Lastly, as mentioned before Grant has said before in interviews that he would like to play Finnick.He said that when he read it that he was going to play Finnick.

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    karebearcutie
    Apr 04, 2012

    ZAC EFRON. HANDS DOWN. DID YOU SEE HIS BODY IN "THE LUCKY ONE"...pretty sure he can carry the 5 foot josh hutcherson on his back. no problem.

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    Trish
    Apr 03, 2012

    GARRETT HEDLUND FOR FINNICK ODAIR!!!!!! He's perfect (he's sam flynn in Tron Legacy)

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    KandyKane
    Apr 03, 2012

    Zac Efron is perfect for Finnick!!! He is tan, 24 years old, has an amazing body, and he just needs green contacts!!! Zac for Finnick!!!!!

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    AnnieOdair247
    Apr 03, 2012

    I think JOSH DUHAMEL would be the perfect Finnick Odair!!! He's GODLY GORGEOUS.

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    KazaHana
    Apr 02, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer for Finnick. He is what everybody pictured. Well, almost everybody. But, he's just so good for the role. handsome and everything. He'll be perfect for Finnick Odair. love Finnick and I love Alex. I just want him to play the role. I'm dyingto see him in Catching fire. &#9829; Pettyfer for Odair, you guys. :)))

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    ia
    Apr 02, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer=Finnick Odair. Just from how Suzanne Collins described Finnick Odair i immediately thought of Alex Pettyfer. I mean? He fits all the descriptions and even Alex's eyes have a gree tint! ((: If Alex pettyfer doesnt play finnick, you know how many Heart-broken girls plus me will be in the crowd frowning at the person who is NOT Alex Pettyfer playing finnick? WORDS cannot explain how Alex is a perfect finnick. nuff said.

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    emmasmama7
    Apr 02, 2012

    when i read the book i pictured chris hemsworth as finnick but i think whoever they pick to play him will be perfect. they have done a pretty good job so far

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    lellylanor
    Apr 02, 2012

    someone mentioned earlier about what Finnick does in the arena - carrys a fairly hefty Peeta over his shoulder while he runs in a sweltering jungle. u see pettyfer doing that? NOPE. also, Finnick in Mockingjay goes basically insane, with the knot-tying, no proper clothes - a very serious, heartwrenching and downright awful condition that someone like pettyfer or efron would never be able to portray. kellan lutz, drew van acker are possibilities but lutz has the twilight factor and im not sure if acker could pull it off either? a total unknown would be perfect - as long as he is tall, muscular, actually blondey/bronze (hutcherson looks strange to me) and capable of showing the many sides of the wonderful Finnick. if only heath ledger was still alive...

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    HutchersonHomie
    Apr 02, 2012

    I always imagined DREW ROY as Finnick,he seems like he would play the role perfectly. He can be cocky, like finnick. He is also very hansom and looks very athletic. Also in the Hannah Montana movie he was great actor. His hair is light blond where as finnick's is bronze, but I still think he has the face for Finnick

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    Nicki
    Apr 02, 2012

    Ian Somerhalder all the way!!!:D Just dye his hair and you have got the perfect Finnick!!!

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    HG451
    Apr 02, 2012

    Ryan Reynolds! He's physically qualified for the role and he has that lover boy vibe and the dynamic personality. The actor to be casted as Finnick needs to exude the humor, physique and tenacity effortlessly. And I can't see any other actor who can portray the scene from Mockingjay where Finnick whips off his hospital gown and poses in his underwear.

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    Kaitlyn
    Apr 01, 2012

    Watching Tron at this moment & I'm not gonna lie I can kinda see Garrett Hedlund as Finnick! I mean you can't find the perfect Finnick because there's no one like him,he's my favorite character <3 I just hope whoever they cast looks & acts the part ALMOST perfectly :D

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    Happy girl
    Apr 01, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer should play Finnick Odair. Armie Hammer doesn't have the right personality

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    ef
    Apr 01, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer should be Finnick, He's got the build, the looks, the hair, the accent, all he needs now is some green contacts and we're set!

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    Megan
    Apr 01, 2012

    Ryan Reynolds! I feel like they need to cast someone slightly older as Finnick just because he seems so much older in the books...his life experiences make him seem older.

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    Becky
    Apr 01, 2012

    When I read the books, I automatically thought Alex Pettyfer... I wish that he could be cast as Finnick, if he wasn't already doing his other movies *shrugs*

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    ryuzaki1492
    Apr 01, 2012

    Am I the only one who cant stand the thought of Alex pettyfer as finnick? I think finnicks most important trait is a giant adorable smile which Alex pettyfer can definitely not pull off. Not to mention pettyfer can't act.

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    LTUGirl
    Apr 01, 2012

    Finnick needs to be someone that MOST people consider to be attractive while still following the descriptions in the novel. And frankly, this Alex Pettyfer guy is not that good looking and looks nothing like what Finnick should be. And although I am not a Zac Efron fan, he fits the description and I could imagine him as a Finnick.

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    TenaciousT07
    Apr 01, 2012

    I saw Kellen Lutz when I was reading the books. He has a great body, with contacts he could have the right color eyes. He is known but not overwhelmingly so. I feel like he could easily be Finnick.

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    Mel
    Apr 01, 2012

    Drew Van Acker, Lachlan Buchanan, or James Gaisford.

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    Mary
    Apr 01, 2012

    ALEX PETTYFER IS THE ONLY CHOICE FOR FINNICK

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    Tamsin
    Apr 01, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer all the way. I honestly think he's the perfect Finnick, he has the looks, the body, the everything. He's Perfect.

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    Charli
    Apr 01, 2012

    My mind's Finnick looks astonishingly like a cross between Jeremy Sumpter and Grant Gustin. Grant's eyes are basically the same green I imagined and it's mostly him that I see when I read.

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    Simonesa
    Apr 01, 2012

    Jensen Ackles would be perfect!

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    Anon
    Apr 01, 2012

    If Grant Gustin doesn't play Finnick, I'm not seeing the movie. Or Mockingjay for that matter. He would be perfect for the role, and has said that he would enjoy doing that. So if he isn't Finnick Odair, I'm not going.

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    Maya
    Mar 31, 2012

    Beau Mirchoff should be perfect. In every way. All of you are choosing really famous actors like Zac Efron and Ian Somerholder who probably wouldn't even play his role right. As for Beau Mirchoff, he's the perfect Finnick I swear, whether by personality or looks. If they cast Beau, they wouldn't even have to change a thing about his appearance since he's exactly how Finnick is described; tan, bronze hair, green eyes and so hot! If you watch Awkward, you'll see that just the way he gazes at the girl he loves, he portrays Finnick's emotions. He also Has the cheekiness that represents Finnick and his sensitive side towards Annie. He's the perfect Finnick, and will portray him perfectly whether when he's being a hunk (his 1st conversation with Katniss), the brave and strong Finnick in the arena, the worried Finnick (when he hears annies voice), the short attentioned spanned Finnick and the loving Finnick.

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    Kaschkaaa
    Mar 30, 2012

    I always imagined Finnick as a human edward cullen. The bronze hair and green eyes, so spot on :D

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    Elle
    Mar 30, 2012

    Ian Somerhalder would make a great Finnick. Witty, strong, tall, broard, handsome!

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    mangarue
    Mar 29, 2012

    those fans aren't really fans. when i read the book i pictured the district 11 tributes the way the movie depicted them. i think the casting department did a REALLY GOOD JOB and so did lenny, amanda, and dayo. i think those"fans" need to keep to themselves

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    KimiD
    Mar 29, 2012

    Keep in mind whoever plays Finnick needs to be able to toss Peeta over his shoulder and run with him. I can't see Pettyfer or Efron doing this. Odair is a big HULK of a man. He needs to be tall, broad AND handsome. Like freakin He-Man!

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    chinny
    Mar 29, 2012

    it's really sad that Alex Pettyfer could not play the role of Finnick Odair. And I can't think of anyone that could portray the character perfectly other than him.

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    GinnyK
    Mar 28, 2012

    I think that zac efron would be a good finnick. If you get past the whole high school musical thing than your good. I can see him waving a trident around! :)

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    Ysa
    Mar 28, 2012

    I wanted Alex Pettyfer to play as Finnick. He's so gorgeous. But he's playing as John Smith in I am number 4. So I go for Drew Van Acker. He's cute. And I can imagine him popping sugar cubes in his mouth. :)

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    hi
    Mar 28, 2012

    RYAN GOSLING.

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    JeremySumpter
    Mar 28, 2012

    Jeremy Sumpter is amazing! If he doesn't get picked I will cry! Go look him up. Now!

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    JeremyOdair
    Mar 28, 2012

    Jeremy Sumpter!!!

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    Riley
    Mar 26, 2012

    What about Alex Petifyr??

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    Victoria
    Mar 26, 2012

    Colton Haynes, possibly. He's very hot, gorgeous blonde hair, and just give him green contacts ^^ He's 1 year younger than 24 year old Finnick. Chris Hemsworth, maybe...

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    Loume
    Mar 26, 2012

    Ew! I looked up some of these guys mentioned. Can't see them as Finnick - sorry! Armie Hammer isn't bad. They are all good looking, but I don't think take my breath away they way I imagined him. I think they need a slightly older actor. I feel like with Finnick's experience in life they need someone whose looks reflect that. Make sense?

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    Mikela
    Mar 26, 2012

    Zack efron. Oh btw Finnick and Annie lovers go on YouTube and search Hunger Games: Finnick and Annie (it's awesome)

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    haynesamber
    Mar 26, 2012

    Colton Haynes would make the perfect Finnick guys! Please help support him. He's an amazing actor and eserves to make it big! <3

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    kkcoolcat
    Mar 26, 2012

    Drew Van Acker is drop dead gorgeous and sexy like Finnick.

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    Anonymous
    Mar 26, 2012

    Grant Gustin!!

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    alexpetty4finnick
    Mar 26, 2012

    I know some of u wouldnt agree, but I rteally love alex pettyfer as finnick. Im a huge fan of him I think he is a wonderful actor and is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Gwen W.
    Mar 26, 2012

    Ummmm, Joel Kinnaman! DUH!

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    BEEEHAYVE
    Mar 26, 2012

    Sam Milby should play older Finnick!!!!!!!!!!!

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    MissOdair
    Mar 26, 2012

    I think either: Ian Somerholder: Give his hair a blond hue (like with JOSH)... and YUM Alex Pettyfer: I've seen him in few things, and from what I've seen, he's be good. and he looks the part Jackson Rathbone...Dye his hair... hate to push 2 fandoms together buthe's be good, if you dyed his hair the right colour...

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    Em
    Mar 25, 2012

    Ian Somerhalder for Finnick Odair! He doesn't exactly look the part but that can be fixed he is a terrific actor and would fit the part perfectly

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    Katherine
    Mar 25, 2012

    If he wasn't already doing Thor, I'd say Chris Hemsworth but since he is I'd love to see a not so famous actor playing the role. Someone from television series or something like that.

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    Kris
    Mar 25, 2012

    Justin Hartley as Finnick.

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    Millie
    Mar 25, 2012

    Okay Alex Pettyfer can't because he's already doing the I Am Number Four movies and you just can't mix main characters of franchises like that. Armie Hammer is perfect. He needs to get it.

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    Ellyn
    Mar 24, 2012

    I don't think anybody exists who is beautiful enough to play Finnick!

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    rachael
    Mar 24, 2012

    I swear if Zac Efron gets cast as Finnick I am not watching this film. He just can't act, and he is not good looking enough.

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    Jay
    Mar 24, 2012

    NO ZACH EFFRON AS FINNICK!!!!! please finnick is amazing and zach well isnt! Make Finnick someone like Chris Pine

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    Me
    Mar 24, 2012

    I think Drew Van Acker looks so much like Finnick. He has had acting and modeling experience.

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    BubbleGummyWorm
    Mar 24, 2012

    Garret Hedlund, anyone? :D

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    Danuza
    Mar 23, 2012

    I think it should be either Ben Stone, Zac Efron, or Alex Pettyfer. They would all be great! But I kind of hope a lesser known actor will be chosen...

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    Jas
    Mar 21, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer should definitely be Finnick I always imagined him looking like him!

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    Sydney
    Mar 20, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer will get the part because he is the picture perfect actor. He is tall and atheletic and REALLY good looking.

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    Tiffany
    Mar 20, 2012

    Benjamen Stone is the perfect person for Finnick! He was just like him in 9 lives of Chloe King

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    Shanae
    Mar 20, 2012

    I believe Benjamen Ston should play Finnick. Finnick is my favorite character in the whole book series so who plays him must be good. When i read the book the only person i could picture was Benjamen. If you dont know him watch some of the episodes of ( 9 live of Chloe King.(the season finale shows him as Finnick the best)

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    Michaela
    Mar 19, 2012

    Alex Pettyfer should be Finnick. No joke. He is a wonderful actor, and I pictured someone closely to him as I read the book. He would be perfect.

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