The Hunger Games fandom has been anxiously awaiting the official news about the casting for Finnick Odair in Catching Fire for a few weeks now. Crazy rumors about the front runners have been emerging online and here's another one from Zap2it.
Though Lionsgate will not confirm casting news until the role has been finalized, sources tell Zap2itexclusively that the field has been narrowed to eight actors. Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlundremain on the short list, whereas Taylor Kitsch is not taking meetings about the role.
As we previously reported, however, award-winning casting director Debra Zane is not only looking at big names for the highly sought-after role. Actors read for the casting department this week, and while we can't reveal the full list, we've confirmed that Lucas Till, Trevor Donovan, and Alan Ritchson are among the actors who will meet with Lionsgate over the next few days.
Till is no stranger to big franchises -- or to Jennifer Lawrence. He co-starred with her as Havok in "X-Men: The First Class." He's also known for his role as Miley Cyrus' love interest in the "Hannah Montana" movie. Donovan worked as a model and is best known as Teddy from The CW's "90210." He will appear in "Savages" this summer. Ritchson, who played Aquaman on "Smallville," starred on "Blue Mountain State."
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