January 10, 2013 01:30:47 GMT
Clad in a 'Hunger Games' Tribute costume, the District 4 heartthrob is seen smiling seductively as he holds the District 12 heroine from her back.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" finally releases its very first still that provides an official look at Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Katniss Everdeen and Finnick Odair respectively. Making its way out via Entertainment Weekly, the image shows the two in a rather intimate pose with Finnick seemingly hugging Katniss from the back.
In his first ever "The Hunger Games" interview, Claflin discusses his experience when filming the iconic sugar cube scene, which sees Finnick teasing Katniss while wearing nothing but netting. The green-eyed British actor describes the shooting as "the scariest moment of my life." He says, "I'm on Twitter and so many people have been like 'Don't mess this up, or we will kill you'."
Apart from the said photo, EW also unleashes two other stills that give new look at Katniss, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthrone (Liam Hemsworth). One of them shows the lead heroine and the baker's son clad in fancy outfits while standing on a podium, while the other one features Gale getting dragged away by the Peacekeepers.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" begins as Katniss returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.
Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The second installment of the "Hunger Games" film series is due to open Stateside on November 22.