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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 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 t ...
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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: ...
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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 Hoffma ...
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"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. T ...
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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 incredibl ...
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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 for me continues to be Game of Thron ...
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‘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 Distri ...
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Katniss Is the Girl on Fire in New ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Poster

Sep 10 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

It seems everyone else in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has gotten a character poster or teaser already, from the Big Bad in the Capitol to the downtrodden citizens of District 13. Today, it’s finally Katniss’s turn to shine, and shine she does. Some might even say she’s a girl on fire. Check out the Hunger Games Mockingjay Katniss poster after the jump. Lionsgate debuted the new poster. Katniss’s black archery uniform aligns her with the rebel warrior ...
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Douglas Booth Talks THE RIOT CLUB, the Wachowskis’ JUPITER ASCENDING, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and More at TIFF 2014

Sep 9 2014 8:23pm CDT | Source: Collider

One of the many films to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was The Riot Club.  Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) from screenwriter Laura Wade’s adaptation of her critically-acclaimed play, Posh, the film follows two Oxford University freshmen who begin the initiation process to join the infamous and highly selective Riot Club.  As the story progresses and the rambunctious initiation comes to a close, issues of class and social status come to a head fro ...
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6 weeks ago

Katniss Is Back in New ‘Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1′ Poster

Sep 4 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Last week, Guardians of the Galaxy became the top grossing domestic film of 2014, and hit that mark in just about four weeks’ time. That feat will probably be bested in even less time starting November 21, when The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1 hits theaters. Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss, the girl on fire and the symbol of hope for a nation rebelling against its government. In the first part of the ...
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