Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch And Garrett Hedlund Being Considered For Catching Fire's Finnick?

Between Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund, only Kitsch and Hedlund have experience in the realm of the sci-fi epic. Kitsch, of course, has done it twice this year, starring in both John Carter and Battleship, but just two years ago Hedlund got sucked into the grid and worked to find his father in Tron Legacy. The question is: will that experience give them a leg up against Hammer as they compete for a possible role in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire?

A source has given E! the inside scoop, saying that the three up-and-coming stars are the top three picks to play the role of Finnick Odairin the upcoming film. In the book, Finnick is another previous Hunger Games winner, having won the 65th annual games (Katniss and Peeta were victors in the 74th annual games). The site says that a final decision about casting could be made by the end of this week, but also says that Lionsgate is giving consideration towards unknowns for the part.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is being directed by Francis Lawrence and is already set to have Jennifer Lawrence return as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson return as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth return as Gale Hawthorne. Production is scheduled to begin this fall in preparation for its release on November 22, 2013.

So what do you think, Hunger Games fans? Do you think that Kitsch, Hedlund or Hammer would be a good pick for Finnick? Do you think they should consider someone else? Who did you imagine in your mind while reading the book? Let us know your questions, comments and concerns below.

Eric Eisenberg
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