‘Catching Fire’ Casting: Which Actors Are Competing for Finnick Odair Role?

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In Catching Fire, one of Hollywood’s hottest hunks will be joining heart-throbs Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. However, Robert Pattinson isn’t going to play Finnick Odair, the handsome tribute who was forced into prostitution by President Snow.

That rumor has been debunked by R-Patz himself, but ladies are still going to get their eye candy. According to E! Online, there are currently three actors in contention for the role: Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garrett Hedlund.

Garrett recently starred with Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend Kristen Stewart in On the Road, and he seems to have the right look for the part—good-natured Finnick Odair becomes a close friend of Katniss, and Garrett has soft puppy-dog eyes that just make him look like a good guy.

Garrett Hedlund starred in the Friday Night Lights movie, and now he’s going up against an actor who starred in the TV adaptation of the football film. Taylor Kitsch would really love to win the role in Catching Fire after some of his recent film flops—John Carter and Battleship were both box office failures, but at least the action movies have given Taylor lots of experience doing stunts. This should come in handy since Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth have all revealed that The Hunger Games was physically challenging.

Then there’s Armie Hammer, who most recently played the prince in the Snow White movie Mirror Mirror (not the one that Kristen Stewart is in). It’s not hard to imagine him wielding a trident and making women swoon.

So Lionsgate certainly has a tough choice to make if the studio is really trying to decide which of these three guys to cast as Finnick. However, it is possible that the studio might also change an unknown actor’s life by casting them in Catching Fire.

So do you think that Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, or Taylor Kitsch should snag the part? Or are you ready for some new eye candy?

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