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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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News Bits: Girl, Dates, Ghost, MacGruber 2

Aug 29 2014 2:58am CDT | Source: dark horizons

Gone Girl Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire] Release Date Changes Warner Bros. Pictures have mo ...
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The Quiet Ones DVD Review: True Terror Tale Comes Home

Aug 20 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The Quiet Ones made a bit of quiet noise when it hit theaters earlier this year, and now it should have a much wider audience as The Quiet Ones DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download premieres. Jared Harris stars in The Quiet Ones as a British professor who specializes in the supernatural and has embarked on an experiment to prove that otherworldly entities can be created by man out of an envir ...
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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Now

Aug 19 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Fo ...
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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Home Before Disc

Aug 19 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (superhero sequel; Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, ...
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New THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Posters Focus on the Revolutionaries of District 13

Aug 8 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Collider

Lionsgate has released new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 posters focusing on key members of the resistance in their home base, District 13: President Coin (Julianne Moore), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), Effie (Elizabeth Banks), and Haymitch (Woody Harrelson).  I like these character posters because while these are the members of the resistance, they're also behind cold, grey walls.  It ...
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6 New Character Posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Aug 8 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

If you’re wondering why these six new posters for Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ are so gray and uber depressing, well, there’s a reason for that. In “Mockingjay,” it’s pretty much all-out war between the fugitives of District 13 and the Capitol. So you know, no time for cheery posters, yo! The worldwide phenomenon of “The Hunger Games” continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: ...
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Striking District 13 Character Posters for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Are Revealed

Aug 7 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: movies.com

  It’s definitely starting to feel like Hunger Games: Mockingjay country around these parts. Part one of the sci-fi franchise finale opens November 21, with part two debuting the following year (November 20, 2015). As summer is quickly coming to a close, the viral marketing efforts at Lionsgate are ramping up. The studio developed a new website to promote the movie, boasting these character posters — including images of stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ju ...
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Mockingjay Part 1 District 13 Character Posters Revealed by the Rebellion

Aug 7 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

If you are following the Hunger Games Twitter, or any of their related accounts, you have been seeing Capitol propaganda everywhere. As is the style with any modern rebellion, District 13 also took to social media to spread the word of their cause. By “hacking” the Hunger Games Twitter accounts they’ve been able to reach all of the districts, using the Capitol’s extensive media channels against them!The Capitol Ministry of Information campaign features President Snow along with Peeta and J ...
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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Reveals Striking District 13 Character Posters

Aug 7 2014 12:04pm CDT | Source: movies.com

  It’s Hunger Games: Mockingjay country around here until November 21. Part one in the sci-fi franchise opens November 21, with part two debuting the following year (November 20, 2015). As summer is quickly coming to a close, the viral marketing efforts at Lionsgate are ramping up. The studio developed a new website to promote the movie, boasting these character posters — including images of stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, ...
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Latest Love, Rosie Trailer Arrives

Aug 7 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Love is complicated...Following on from the His & Hers promos for Love, Rosie, here comes the full-length trailer for the adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s novel. And while it continues the egregious attempt to convince the movie going public that Sam Claflin is a stuttering, spotty, awkward nice guy – sorry Finnick, not buying it, mate – it also includes a more straightforward look at the story.Frie ...
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