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.

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

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

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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