While the handsome District tribute Finnick Odair may be one of the most hotly anticipated characters in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” there are many other important roles that must also be cast. A source close to the casting studio revealed this Thursday that Taylor Kitsch may still play a part in the upcoming film.
Along with Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch was one of the top three actors rumored and favored to be cast as Finnick in “Catching Fire.” While the star stated he will not play the part of Finnick only, don’t count out Kitsch yet in the casting tournament of “The Hunger Games” movie sequel.
Taylor Kitsch may still be a contender in a character role for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Over the past weeks, rumors have run rampant over who will be cast in the second adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy. However, “Catching Fire” co-director Nina Jacobsen has firmly reported that there are no ideas for any character roles—including that of Finnick Odair—in the running just yet.
Taylor Kitsch himself said that him playing Finnick “isn’t going to happen.” However, the first official casting call for Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker, has been offered to an actor.
Yet a “Hunger Games” source revealed early this afternoon that Kitsch may not be out of the movie adaptation altogether. Although the news is not confirmed as of yet, the “John Carter” and “Battleship” star still has a chance to play Finnick, but also some other role as one of the tributes in the film.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is set to hit theaters in November 2013. Filming is expected to start this summer, with confirmed shooting sites including both Atlanta, Georgia and Kauai, Hawaii.
Who do you want to see cast as Finnick Odair? Do you think Taylor Kitsch should play as perhaps Brutus or Gloss instead in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie sequel?
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