Robert Pattinson at Cannes
The Hunger Games fans expect that the actor who will play Finnick Odair, the lethal hunk with the sea green eyes, will be a looker. What they don't expect, apparently, is for that looker to be Robert Pattinson.
When the rumor that Pattinson was under consideration for the role of Odair, Hunger Games fans took to Twitter to create the damning hashtag #PattinsonIsNotFinnick, which began trending instantly. It was Genertaion Y's signal to Hollywood that this was a road they didn't want the eagerly anticipated film to go down.
Pattinson himself sounded cautious about being cast in the role of the beautiful male prostitute: 'I was kind of curious for a second,' he told USA Today this week. 'So I called my agent. My agent was like, 'No. ... No one's going to offer you that part.'
Pattinson reportedly replied in an offhand manner: "I was like, thanks for the reassurance.'
It's not hard to see Pattinson playing a high priced hustler, but the Twilight star doesn't seem too disappointed he won't be cast in Catching Fire and neither do the hardcore fans of the Suzanne Collins best-selling trilogy.
'As with the first film, we won't be confirming, denying or commenting any casting rumors for this title,' a Lionsgate spokesperson told the Huffington Post
. 'We will announce news wide when there is official casting news to announce.'
We won't have long to wait. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will start principal shooting later this summer. The second film will be directed by Francis Lawrence and it's set to hit theaters on November 22, 2013.