Who should play Finnick in Catching Fire?

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Robert Pattinson has announced that he won’t be playing Finnick in the film version of Catching Fire. The article did announce that there are three actors vying for the role:


Armie Hammer


Taylor Kitsch


Garrett Hedlund

I know absolutely nothing about these actors, so as far as talent goes, your guess is as good as mine. If we were going purely by looks, I think my pick would be Mr. Hedlund. What do you think? Have you seen any of them act?

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12 Responses to Who should play Finnick in Catching Fire?

  1. Erin O'Riordan
    Twitter: ErinORiordan
    says:

    Of course a movie character can never be as good as his/her book version, because the book version lives purely in the imagination. Books are a balanced meal; movies are a carb-filled snack.

    I don’t know who I’d choose, but I’m not very happy with any of the above candidates. None of them have enough edge to have survived everything Finnick Odair’s been through. Finnick has to have a certain haunted angst.

    For Beetee, though: definitely, DEFINITELY Michael Emerson, imho. He does the adorable bespectacled inventor/nerd/genius thing so well – and with an edge.
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  2. I’m a fan of Taylor Kitsch…so he gets my vote. It will be interesting to see who gets chosen. Can’t wait to see the sequel. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Beverly – I don’t know Kitsch’s work – I’ll have to look him up!

      • I loved him in “Friday Night Lights.” :) My bunch has watched all the seasons of that show. (If you haven’t seen it, try the first season from Netflix, etc. I also thought he did a good job in the movie “John Carter” (although the movie bombed).
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        • CarrieK
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          says:

          Beverly – I haven’t watched Friday Night Lights, but it’s been in my Queue for a long time – sounds like I should watch it soon! And my boys REALLY want to see John Carter, so I’m sure we’ll be watching that when it comes out on DVD. :)

  3. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    I am so relieved that it isn’t going to be Robert Pattinson.

    Based only on these pictures, I would choose the same as you!
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  4. I’m so happy, RPatz was basically my worst nightmare as Finnick. Based on looks I’d definitely go with Garrett Hedlund. He looks very Finnick-esque to me.
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Jen – He looks like he could turn on the charm and sexy very easily, and yet he still looks tough, which is what you need for Finnick. It will be interesting to see who they choose!

  5. irene says:

    Hedlund would be my choice too. Love the remarks, so glad Patterson is not doing it.
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