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Will Sam Claflin Star in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’? Report Says He Might!

April 23, 2015 | No Comments »
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Ok, this might be the coolest news to come out of Hunger Games cast’s other projects, we are fangilring hard! Sam Claflin is reportedly being eyes to star in the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One! AHHH! The film also stars Felicity Jones and  Ben Mendelsohn and is in pre-production! Read the report via The Wrap from an insider close to the film! WE HOPE SO BAD THIS IS TRUE!

Sam Claflin is being eyed for one of the starring roles in “Star Wars: Rogue One,” while Riz Ahmed is in talks to join the cast as well, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Disney and the actors’ reps had no comment.

Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in “Rogue One,” which was recently revealed to be a heist actioner involving a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans to the Death Star.

Gareth Edwards is directing the film, which will take place between the events of Episode III, “Revenge of the Sith,” and the original “Star Wars” film, “A New Hope.”

While Claflin does not have the role yet, he is the frontrunner for one of the ensemble roles. He has a lot of experience as a supporting player in blockbusters ranging from “Snow White and the Huntsman” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Hunger Games,” but he is being eyed for a more substantial role in “Rogue One.”

How would you guys feel about Sam jumping into the Star Wars franchise? WE LIKE IT!

Sam Claflin signs on to Lone Scherfig’s ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’

April 14, 2015 | No Comments »
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Looks like Sam Claflin has just signed on to a new project titled ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ by Lone Scherfig.  According to Variety :

CANNES — Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace,” “Tamara Drewe”), Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) and Bill Nighy (“The Second Best Marigold Hotel,” “Pride”) are set to star in romantic comedy “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which Lone Scherfig (“The Riot Club,” “One Day,” “An Education”) will direct.

BBC Films developed and will co-finance the film, which is being produced by Number 9 Films and Wildgaze Films, led by Stephen Woolley (“Carol,” “Made in Dagenham”) and Amanda Posey (“Brooklyn,” “An Education”). It has been adapted for the screen by Gaby Chiappe from Lissa Evans’s comic 2009 novel. Christine Langan and Ed Wethered of BBC Films will exec produce.

HanWay Films has boarded worldwide sales rights. The film is set for a late summer shoot.

A romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s, the film combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in​ the Blitz. It is described as “a witty, warm-hearted and moving portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.”

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Sam Claflin on ‘The Riot Club’ & whether he took anything from the set of the ‘Hunger Games’

March 27, 2015 | No Comments »
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Vulture caught up with Sam Claflin where he talked about his latest movie Riot Club, what it’s like to play a character the complete opposite of Finnick Odair, and whether he took anything from the set of the movie.

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Here’s an excerpt from the interview :

This role must have been incredibly fun for you. I thought your character was such an asshole!
That’s good! Never before have I been so happy to hear that people hate me. And I’ve never played a weak person before, someone who didn’t really have much going for them. Or an intelligent person, either, because I’m blatantly not that intelligent. I can only pray that I have the opportunity to play someone like that again.

I mean, you get up on a table and make a speech about how you’re sick to death of poor people.
Exactly, “I fucking hate poor people!” It doesn’t get better than that. The fact that I am poor people makes it even more funny. I was telling my dad before he came to watch, “Mate, you’re not gonna like this.” He was like, “Why?” I said, “Because I’m basically telling you that I hate you.” Initially, they wanted to audition me for the part of Miles that Max Irons played. [Ed. note: He’s the film’s slightly less-posh voice of reason.] But when I read the script, I was more drawn to Alastair purely because a lot of the characters I’d played were the love interest or sort of “the good guy.” As much as I don’t think Miles is a good guy, he’s a darn sight better than Alastair. So I asked if I could audition for Alastair instead. And I’m lucky enough that they heard me and gave me that chance.

It must’ve been whiplash from working on The Hunger Games.
Yeah, you could say that. Don’t get me wrong, I love both worlds equally for different reasons, but you can’t even really compare the two. It’s a different style of acting, I think, purely because when I do The Hunger Games, I fully focus on what I look like pretty much every day. [Laughs.] I go to the gym and I look good and I do this so I don’t let anyone down. With The Riot Club, I didn’t care about that at all. But I think that comes down to the characters as well, because Finnick does care what he looks like, and Alastair really doesn’t. They’re very, very different, but I love both equally, and I’m very sad to see both go.

Did you steal anything from the Hunger Games set?
No, I didn’t. God, no! They did say that they’d send me a trident, but I don’t know what I’d actually do with it if it did arrive.

Ha, right. Does Finnick’s trident even go with the décor at your house?
Yeah, it would just be sat in a corner with the broom, probably.

 

Read the entire interview HERE 

Sam Claflin Talks to Nylon On Going From Hero to Hated in His Latest Role!

March 26, 2015 | No Comments »
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Sam Claflin didn’t get the greatest response when he was cast as Finnick O’Dair in Catching Fire, but he quickly proved the haters wrong when he perfected the role! However the role he took on in his latest film, The Riot Club, he says deserves to be hated! In his interview with Nylon, Sam chats The Hunger Games and more!

As an actor, how did you get into the mindset of this type of cruel, nasty, and privileged person?
I honestly just tried not smiling a lot. During the filming phase, this proved quite a challenge because I got along so well with my costars. There were a lot of jokes, naturally. But I also had to kind of take myself away from that sort of thing and look grim. I think my street-wise experiences growing up allowed me to know a few people who have been through similar things. I guess I base characters off my experiences. Despite the fact he’s got a posh accent, he’s really no different from someone who has no money and isn’t loved by their parents or has continually lived through bad experiences. I think Alistair is someone who’s very unloved and very lonely, but has the money, wealth, and power behind it.

If you had to choose, would you rather have an insane amount of wealth, or an insane amount of power?
It depends what type of power. That’s a very difficult question. I’ve grown up with no money. My family were pretty much in the lower class more than the upper class. I kind of feel like I’ve managed and I’ve been happy my entire life. I don’t really feel like I’ve wanted for anything because I don’t know what that would be like. You know? At the same time, I’m curious what it would be like to have lots of wealth. But I don’t feel like I’m that powerful either so I’m curious what having that would be like; the ability and strength to do whatever I wanted. I think money can buy you power. I’d probably say wealth because I could look after my family; I wouldn’t need power to do that.

How did you first come on board with The Hunger Games?
It was quite an epic casting process. To my knowledge, they saw other people and it was definitely a long-winded process. After my initial audition, I waited with baited breath for three months without hearing anything. Eventually I was called back and re-auditioned and for whatever reason, they went my way. It’s definitely unexpected, to say the least.

What was it like working with Jennifer Lawrence?
Amazing. The whole experience of filming was truly wondrous; from the very get-go of expecting it to be quite over-the-top and overwhelming, I was immediately welcomed and became part  of the family. Jennifer and everyone welcomed me with open arms. It was a long-winded filming process, but at the same time it felt like it went by so quickly. And then we came back for Mockingjay Part I and II, which we shot back to back. For me, that was different because I was [on set] for a week and then I was away for two weeks and then I’d come back to work for three days and then disappear for four weeks. It was very, very busy. But at the same time we had so much fun on set. We all take our jobs seriously and are professional, but are able to have fun and keep each other entertained. There was never a dull moment.

You’re dealing with these huge Hollywood sets, which are obviously different than something like The Riot Club. What are some differences, not only between indie and Hollywood films, but between English and American films?
(Laughs) That’s such a loaded question. I think the culture, first off, is different. The food on set is very different. The only experience I have working on American sets is the scale of The Hunger Games and Pirates of the Caribbean, which is a hugely overwhelming, but incredible experience. You get treated like royalty and there are so many people on set and so many things going on that you feel like you’re a part of it. At the same time, there are so many people that you feel like a small cog in a very big machine. The truth is, that’s how it is; you are just a small part of something bigger. And then obviously, being in something very intimate, like The Riot Club, it’s much more intimate. Everyone wants to get their hands a little bit dirtier than in big productions. I feel like everyone helps each other out a bit more.

Are the stakes are higher when you have a lead in a smaller project or having a smaller role in a big production?
It depends on the production. For me, entering into that world [The Hunger Games] I knew the second one would be as successful as the first one. At the same time, the part I was playing had a huge amount of pressure on it because I wasn’t right for the part, according to a lot of fans. (Laughs)

How did you go about getting over that hurtle and exceeding their expectations?
It’s a matter of not really thinking too much about it. I didn’t personally make the mistake of casting me—and the fact that these are the people who cast Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and the fact she received a barrage of insulting feedback when she was cast originally. Half the people did doubt me, but it made me work harder to prove them wrong. I never saw it as a negative; if anything, I turned it into a positive to work harder. I think that’s how I work.

Both The Hunger Games and The Riot Club are very brutal narratives involving and satirizing wealth and the nature of power. Why do you think our public consciousness is so enamored with these themes?
I think it’s quite apparent and a well known fact that 99% of the world’s wealth belongs to 1% of the world’s population. Something ridiculous like that, a statistic that’s so outlandish in my opinion. Most of the world, if not, I’d say 90% of people, don’t have the amount of money these sort of people do. Therefore having an insight into that world itself, behind a closed door, is always going to be quite interesting. For me especially, the world of The Riot Club was a world I wasn’t familiar with and wasn’t aware of. It’s the opposite of my upbringing.

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Sam Claflin Looks Dashing in These New Photos from GQ Style!

March 24, 2015 | No Comments »
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Our beloved Sam Claflin stopped in to take some rather dashing photos with GQ style, and we are glad he did! He looks amazing! He also chatted about moving on from his The Hunger Games character Finnick O’Dair and delving into his new project this spring, The Riot Club!

The latest in the invasion is Sam Claflin, best known to American audiences as Finnick Odair from the last couple of Hunger Games. When we meet Finnick in the second film, he looks like a SoCal bro who “forgot” to put on a shirt. In the latest, the third, Mockingjay, Part I (try to keep up), he’s in gulag grays and suffering PTSD but somehow no less winning.

Claflin, who got into acting at 16 after giving up his dreams of soccer, says that after The Hunger Games he was eager to play something other than a hunk with a trident. In this spring’s The Riot Club, a satire about a fictitious dining club at Oxford, he’s a one-percenter 

“My character takes huge offense because We’re gentlemen, we’ve got money—we’re not thugs. But it’s basically just gang culture in the upper class.” The Hunger Games also treads in class warfare, though the chief concern playing Finnick, Claflin admits, was that “I was never sure whether to leave underwear on or take underwear off in the tanning bed.” We didn’t notice any tanlines.

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Cast Project Round-Up: Vikings, Game of Thrones, Serena & More

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Alexander Ludwig

Check out loads of new promotional images for Vikings season 3, featuring Alexander. [Far Far Away]

You can also check out the below promo for season 3.

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Gwendoline Christie

Watch Gwendoline Christie in a new season 5 clip of Game of Thrones.

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Leven Rambin

Leven was spotted filming True Detective with Rachel McAdams in Malibu, CA. Check out the photos at Just Jared.

Leven Rambin has been cast in the pilot Dr. Del. See more about the plot and casting at Just Jared, Jr.

Natalie Dormer

Sony will distribute the film The Forest, which will star Natalie Dormer. “The story follows a young American woman, Sara (Dormer), who goes in search of her missing twin sister. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who prey on anyone who wanders the forest.”

Natalie is in a couple of the few stills that have been released for season 5 of Game of Thrones. [EW.com/JonSnow]

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Julianne Moore

Julianne was honored at this year’s AARP Awards with the Best Actress Award. [Whosay]

Julianne took part in Empire Online’s weekly podcast recently. Listen here.

Now Toronto shared a new audio interview with Julianne Moore. Listen here.

Julianne went ice skating with Ethan Hawke while filming her new film Maggie’s Plan in NYC. See the photos at Just Jared.

Julianne, author of children’s book series Freckleface Strawberry,  is to be interviewed at Book Con on May 31. [ABC News]

Isabelle Fuhrman

Watch Isabelle in this new clip from All the Wilderness with Kodi Smit-McPhee.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Check out a new poster and two new clips for Serena, starring Jennifer and Bradley Cooper.

Toby Jones

Toby took home the Best Actor award from the Broadcasting Press Guild for his role in BB2′s Marvellous. [RadioTimes]

Sam Claflin

Sam talks The Riot Club in a new interview with Variety.

Willow Shields

Willow and her Dancing with the Stars partner Mark Ballas got messy with paint while filming a promo for the show. See the pics at Zimbio.

Video : ‘Mockingjay’ pt 1 cast on their least favorite moment during filming

To celebrate the release of Mockingjay part 1 in the UK, Cosmpolitan UK has this cute video of our cast dishing on their least favorite moments during filming.

Watch the video HERE or click on the image below :

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For Jen, it seems she basically wanted to be wrapped up warm and eating pizza instead of freezing her butt off on set. Which is fair enough, really.

As Natalie Dormer puts it: “There are a lot of physical elements to Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 that can be a lot of fun, but after about 14 hours, they stop being fun!”

The cast also gave us their thoughts on what their strengths would be if they actually had to compete in The Hunger Games IRL.

We won’t give away who says what, but their answers range from shooting skills and team leadership, to sleeping and basically just lying down and giving up pretty early on.

Let’s just say we think the person who describes themselves as being “a pretty good shot with a rifle,” would be a tad more successful than the one who opts for taking a nap.

As for Sam Claflin, if his dimples don’t make you want to melt into a puddle, his answer will: “I’ve never been a violent human being so, I think I would wait until the end and then stab someone in the back with my eyes closed!

 

“I’ve always managed to get out of fights or stop people fighting. I was always that annoying kid saying, ‘No, guys, we don’t have to fight! I’m a lover, lets’s all be friends and hug it out.’”

Sure, it might not be the strongest skill when it comes to the arena, but it’s a pretty strong skill when it comes to making us do a lame ‘you’re so hot’ smiley face at him.

 

Trailers Featuring Our Cast: Love & Mercy, A Little Chaos and More

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Our cast is maybe the hardest working in the business, and there are a TON of new movies coming up featuring various stars from The Hunger Games films. Here’s a round-up of the latest!

Love & Mercy, starring Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket)

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U.S. trailer for The Riot Club, starring Sam Claflin (Finnick)

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Final trailer for Insurgent, featuring Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere)

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Walter, featuring Leven Rambin (Glimmer)

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A Little Chaos, starring Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman)

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Wayward Pines (TV), with Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith)

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