Amy Andrews Gossip Girl by Amy Andrews
Robert Pattinson denies that he’ll star in the sequel to “The Hunger Games”
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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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.