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Sam Claflin Has Officially Been Cast as Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'

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Aug. 22 2012, Published 6:08 a.m. ET

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Catching Fire's much anticipated cast is slowly coming together.

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British actor, Sam Claflin, has officially been cast in the role of Finnick Odair after what seemed like months and months of anticipatory back and forth between a slew of young actors. You probably recognize Sam from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman, but this will definitely be the actor's most impressive role to date.

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Sam beat out Taylor Kitsch, Robert Pattinson, Garrett Hedlund and Armie Hammer who were all rumored to be up for the role.

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In the trilogy, Finnick Odair is the winner of the 65th Hunger Games and is known in the books to be an impressive swimmer with drop dead good looks and a dazzling personality.

Sam will join co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Hemsworth, Jena Malone and Lynn Cohen who have all been cast as definites in the upcoming flick.

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