Yesterday, E! Online reported we were down to the “final 3″ Finnick potential actors of Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, and Armie Hammer. Zap2It says their source confirms that, while these three are in the running, casting only JUST began yesterday, and includes many actors, including unknowns.
E! Online reports that Kitsch, Hammer and Hedlund are the names Lionsgate wants, but Zap2it’s source says nobody’s in the lead just yet considering talks only began on Tuesday (May 29). Actors are still reading for the role, and the studio is strongly considering bringing in an unknown to avoid ego clashes on set. It’s easy to understand the mix-up — someone probably got their hands on the confidential memo going around that reveals the three men are currently on the shortlist of dudes we’d love to marry in a fantasy dream world. (Honestly, any list with those three guys on it is a win-win-win situation.)
Either way, I think it shows us the caliber of actor that Lionsgate and Francis Lawrence are going for, and that is a good thing!