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Sam Claflin is cast as Finnick in 'Catching Fire'

Sam Claflin, last seen in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' is experiencing a meteoric career rise.

By Staff Writer / August 23, 2012

Sam Claflin has been cast as Finnick Odair in the 'Hunger Games' second installment 'Catching Fire.'

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Actor Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick Odair for the “Hunger Games” second film installment “Catching Fire.”

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Claflin has been part of high-profile projects over the last year, appearing in his first big role as missionary Philip in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” in 2011. He also played William, one third of a love triangle with Snow White in the Kristen Stewart vehicle “Snow White and the Huntsman” this summer.

In Collins’ book, Finnick is a charming, outsize personality, and heroine Katniss is unsure at first of whether he can be trusted.

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