Sam Claflin will soon be joining his new co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Atlanta to begin work on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Monday morning, Claflin’s parents both Tweeted him wishes for a safe journey, and another relative specifically mentioned a “safe flight to Atlanta.” Claflin later Tweeted:
the beginning of a new phase of my life. A good phase. A phase that I’m thoroughly excited about.#smilesallround
It’s not certain Claflin will begin work right away on Catching Fire, but many fans have theorized that’s the case. Claflin’s new co-star Hutcherson was spotted there over the weekend, and Lawrence hopped a flight there last week.
Filming on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins next month in Atlanta, but the cast and crew are expected to be hard at work on preparations and pre-production already.
Lionsgate announced last week that Claflin would be playing Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, finally confirming a long-time rumor. Claflin has excitedly responded to the news by Tweeting to fans.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released in theaters November 22, 2013.