Despite being one of the last people cast in the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games, Sam Claflin was one of the first people to start shooting his Catching Fire scenes.
The 26-year-old Brit won the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair, the smooth talking womanizer from District 4 who enjoys the spoils of a legacy that’s lasted after winning his Hunger Games at age 14. In Catching Fire, Odair, now 24, is selected to compete again, alongside Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence).
Claflin beat out the likes of Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, and Garrett Hedlund for the role, rounding out the Catching Fire’s fresh faces which include newbies Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Tony Shalhoub, Amanda Plummer, Jeffery Wright, and Lynn Cohen.
In the first photos from the set, there’s not much to deduce, but you will get a chance to see if the Finnick you created in your head looks anything like the Finnick who will appear on the big screen.
The on set pics have been added to the gallery!