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Sam Claflin thought Hunger Games role was prank

Nov 12 2013, 10:14am CST | by Bang Movies

Sam Claflin thought it was a prank when he was offered the role of Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. The 27-year-old star was surprised to land one of the main parts in the...

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Sam Claflin thought Hunger Games role was prank

Nov 12 2013, 10:14am CST | by Bang Movies

Sam Claflin thought it was a prank when he was offered the role of Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

The 27-year-old star was surprised to land one of the main parts in the adventure movie and while he assumes ''everyone in Hollywood'' must have turned down the role, he was excited about portraying the ''hottest man in the world''.

Speaking at the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' world premiere in London's Leicester Square last night (11.11.13), he told BANG Showbiz: ''I was shocked to get the phone call and then realised they had probably got the wrong person and got me instead.

''Or they'd asked everyone in Hollywood who had turned it down and I was like, 'Yeah OK, I'll go for it, I'll try to be the hottest man in the world.' ''

As well as Claflin, director Francis Lawrence was also new to the franchise, taking over from 'The Hunger Games' helmer Gary Ross, and while he felt some pressure taking on the role, he was delighted to have the support of the movie's fans.

He said: ''There is always some pressure because you want to do the best you can.

''The enthusiasm of the fans was comforting and energising as opposed to scary and daunting.''

Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth also walked the red carpet at the event alongside fellow co-stars Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) and Willow Shield (Primrose Everdeen).

Several stars also turned out for the occasion including Ellie Goulding, Union J, The Wanted's Tom Parker and chat show host Jonathan Ross.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Empire Covers: Jennifer Lawrence is Ready for the Rebellion

Oct 27 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Collider

You thought fighting for your life in the Hunger Games was bad?  In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has to keep herself and her loved ones alive in the midst of a civil war.  No more Capitol issued arena uniforms this time around.  Katniss will be rocking body armor and a brand new bow in the franchise’s third installment and you can see it all on the cover of the December issue of Empire Magazine. The new edition doesn’t hit stores until Thur ...
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3 days ago

Casting News: Claflin, Stan, Rogen, Segan

Oct 24 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Their Finest Hour and a Half Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games") and Lily James ("Cinderella") are circling the lead roles in "An Education" director Lone Scherfig's "Their Finest Hour and a Half" for BBC Films. Based on Lissa Evans' 2009 novel, the story follows a WW2 British movie crew trying to boost morale in the wake of the London Blitz. Gabby Chiappe ("Shetland," "The Paradise") is penning the script. ...
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5 days ago

Mockingjay Part 1 TV Spot: New Footage!

Oct 22 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of this week’s Mockingjay Part 1 trailer, Lionsgate has released the first TV spot and it gives us even more new footage, including a tearful exchange between Peeta and Katniss! Mockingjay Part 1 TV Spot The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens in theaters November 21 and is the second in a row directed by Francis Lawrence, after what you see when you watch Catching Fire online. It’s a two-part finale to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games leap fr ...
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6 days ago

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 TV Spot Contains New Footage of Katniss Refusing to Give up the Fight

Oct 21 2014 9:50am CDT | Source: Collider

Lionsgate has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV spot, which contains fresh footage from the upcoming blockbuster.  The film finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in Panem while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol.  We've had some huge hits this year, but I'm still putting my money on The Girl on Fire for winning the 2014 box office race, especially since thi ...
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4 weeks ago

Lorde Unveils THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Single “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Sep 29 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: Collider

Say what you want about young adult book-to-film adaptations, but the large majority of them do come with quality soundtracks.  The Twilight Saga made a point of it, Vampire Academy even has a song selection well worth checking out and The Hunger Games franchise is no different.  For the first Hunger Games film, it was all about Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound,” then Catching Fire got Coldplay’s “Atlas” and now The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 ...
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4 weeks ago

Mockingjay Part 1 Photos: Philip Seymour Hoffman Plays the Game

Sep 29 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Lionsgate has released a slew of new stills from their highly anticipated first part of the two-chapter conclusion to The Hunger Games, Mockingjay. Mockingjay Part 1 lands in theaters Novmeber 21 and picks up where that jaw-dropping ending left us gasping for air(that you can see when you watch Catching Fire online). There are some great shots released by the studio and among our favorites is the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci and Sam Claflin’s Finnick -- who is looking more fi ...
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4 weeks ago

"Hunger Games: Mockingjay" Rebel Portraits

Sep 27 2014 4:20am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Lionsgate has updated their official Instagram feed for the highly-anticipated "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" to include eight new character portraits of many of the film's key characters. These include Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Mahershala Ali as Boggs, Elden Henson as Pollux, Wes Chatham as Castor, Jeffrey Wright as Beetee, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, and Natalie Dormer as Cressida. The film opens in c ...
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5 weeks ago

Mockingjay Part 1 Photos: Katniss Ready for War!

Sep 17 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of that riveting Mockingjay Part 1 trailer, we’ve got a slew of photos from the highly anticipated first part of the conclusion to The Hunger Games. Mockingjay Part 1 doesn’t debut until November 21 and until then, the photos below should help fill in the blanks as to what to expect from the first part of this two-part conclusion that is the Mockingjay book by Suzanne Collins. Francis Lawrence is back to direct after his incred ...
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5 weeks ago

Jennifer Lawrence Goes to War in New THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Images

Sep 17 2014 3:23pm CDT | Source: Collider

Lionsgate has unveiled a collection of new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 images from the first half of director Francis Lawrence’s conclusion to the franchise.  As seen in the full-length trailer, the story finds Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss on the frontlines of an all-out war between the rebels of District 13 and the Capitol.  These new images showcase Katniss’ battle-readiness, but the highlight of Mockingay – Part 1 ...
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6 weeks ago

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Trailer

Sep 15 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: slash film

Feel that chill in the air? That can only mean fall is here, and that in turn means another Hunger Games movie is just around the corner. Lest you forget, Lionsgate released another Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer today. The latest installment in the dystopian saga picks up with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) shortly after the shocking events of the Quarter Quell. She finds herself in District 13, helping to lead the rebellion against the Ca ...
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