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Cast Project Round-Up: Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson Co-Stars Again, and MORE!

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Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale)

Woody and Liam’s western By Way of Helena has been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate. No release date is set as of now. [Variety]

Elden Henson (Pollux)

Netflix has renewed Elden’s hit Marvel show Daredevil for a second season, hitting Netflix on 2016. [ScreenRant]

Elden also gets his own Daredevil featurette, discussing his character Foggy Nelson.

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Amanda Plummer (Wiress)

Amanda Plummer has joined the cast of the upcoming indie film Sophie. [Deadline]

Toby Jones (Claudius Templesmith)

Toby has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan, with Paul Giamatti and Boyd Holbrook. [THR]

Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman)

Stanley will star in a new drama series for ITV based on Peter Pan, entitled Peter and Wendy. [Guardian]

Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair)

Sam’s movie with Emilia Clarke, Me Before You, will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. [Variety]

Natalie Dormer (Cressida)

Natalie’s film The Forest starts production in Japan this week, and has been given a January 8, 2106, release date from Focus Features. [WeAreMovieGeeks]

Patrick St. Esprit (Commander Thread)

Patrick has joined the cast of Independence Day 2 as the Secretary of Defense of the United States, alongside Sela Ward as the President. Independence Day 2 hits theaters June 24th, 2016. [The Wrap]

Evan Ross (Messalla)

Evan Ross has released a new single featuring rap artist T.I. Listen HERE!

Elizabeth Banks (Effie)

Watch the a new clip from Elizabeth Bank’s upcoming film Every Secret Thing based off the novel. Elizabeth plays a detective investigating the murder of an infant. [IndieWire]

Sam Claflin is among GQ’s Best of British

May 10, 2015 | No Comments »
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Sam Claflin is featured in the June issue of GQ UK magazine as one of the Best of British. He is among some very good company!

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See the rest of the list HERE.

 

Casting News: Sam Claflin returns for ‘Huntsman,’ cast in soccer star biopic

May 7, 2015 | No Comments »
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It’s an exciting day for Sam Claflin, as two of his new projects have been announced! First up, Sam Claflin will return as the prince in the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel The Huntsman. The role in the sequel is said to be a small one. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are both returning as well, but Kristen Stewart, who played Snow White in the first film, will not be returning. [TheWrap]

Sam will also star in the biopic of 1970s English soccer star Robin Friday. “In the UK, Friday’s wild lifestyle and athletic prowess is well known as he was considered a working-class hero. In 2004, he was voted “all time cult hero” in a BBC poll. He also was named No. 1 in a Channel 4 list of soccer Bad Boys.” Fans may know that Sam hoped to be a professional soccer star when he was younger, but an injury changed his direction to acting. [Deadline]

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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