Sam Claflin is in Atlanta for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which begins filming next week. But it seems the actor, who snagged the coveted role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel, had to drop out of another project to make it happen.
Deadline reports that Claflin is no longer starring in the movie Belle. Instead, Sam Reid has taken over for the role of John Daviner — the love interest of a mixed-race girl raised as an aristocrat in the 18th century. The film is based on a true story.
Belle will start filming later this month — a clear overlap with filming on Catching Fire, which is expected to begin on Monday or Tuesday in Atlanta. No word yet on if Claflin will still be able to film his role in Overdrive.
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