The rumors surrounding the casting of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire keep on coming. The latest one is that Garrett Hedlund has actually auditioned for the part.
According to Lainey Gossip :
I’m told that Hedlund auditioned for the part of Finnick inCatching Fire for director Francis Lawrence about 10 days ago. It went very well. No final decisions yet but interest in Armie Hammer seems to have waned since Hammer wasn’t as enthusiastic about it as Lawrence was about him. Am told they’re still seeing people. But their priority right now isn’t so much casting as it is about getting the script in better shape.
All of this comes just ahead of the news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been approached to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee. It would seem that work on Catching Fire is really ramping up with the director and screen writers having their work cut out for them.