Everyone in the Hunger Games fandom is waiting with baited breath for who will be cast as fan favorite Finnick Odair. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time and the latest one involves Robert Pattinson.
TotalFilm reported this today:
Word is that Lionsgate want Pattinson and his prodigious cheekbones to take on the role of Finnick Odair, a former tribute with an eye for the ladies, who gets dragged into the Third Quarter Quell (a Hunger Games contested by previous winners).
Now while we’re slightly sceptical as to whether Pattinson would really want to throw his lot in with another teen franchise post-Twilight, the fact that his Water For Elephants collaborator Francis Lawrence is now filling the director’s chair could make this one a goer.
The Huffington Post went straight to the source and asked Lionsgate if there is any truth to the latest rumor:
“As with the first film, we won’t be confirming, denying or commenting any casting rumors for this title,” Lionsgate told HuffPost Entertainment in a statement. “We will announce news wide when there is official casting news to announce.”
We know many fans DO NOT want any Twilight-Hunger Games crossover, so we want to hear from you! Can you see Robert Pattinson as Finnick?