Yes, we are totally onboard with this. Let’s make it official! We’ve already had the possibility of Glee‘s Grant Gustin, Garrett Hedlund, Hunter Parrish, Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Jesse Williams dangled in front of our noses as rumored candidates to play tribute Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. According to Zap2It, Snow White and The Huntsman‘s Sam Claflin has allegedly been offered the role as of today; now he just has to accept it. Which he had better. If the rumor is false, this is literally the seventh time we’ve gotten our hopes up. If not, Sam seems like a fabulous pick, even considering the fact that he holds his mouth all silly on the red carpet. Well, he does! It’s sort of adorable!
Meanwhile, Variety named Melissa Leo and Tony Shaloub as frontrunners for tributes and former Hunger Games victors Mags and Beetee respectively. Mags is supposed to be around 80 years old, but we will overlook that seeing as how Melissa already has an Oscar under her belt for The Figher. She’ll make it work. Meanwhile, Shaloub would be the perfect foil for Amanda Plummer’s Wiress; we already know from Monk that Tony can do intelligent and twitchy. So enough with the rumors already! Get these three to sign on the dotted line already so we can start cranking out some highly detailed, highly inappropriate fanfic!
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