If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Last week, there was a rumor buzzing around the web that Robert Pattinson ('Twilight') would be playing Finnick in Francis Lawrence's 'Catching Fire;' the next film in 'The Hunger Games' franchise. Finnick is the handsome former tribute with whom Katniss crosses paths in the second book. This news surprised, and angered, a lot of people, but evidently few people were as taken aback by this news as was Pattinson. He apparently heard the rumor online just like we did and, having no knowledge of any deal on the table, called his agent to clarify. Here's how Pattinson described the exchange during an interview with USA Today...
"My agent was like, 'No.' No one's going to offer you that part. I was like, thanks for the reassurance."
Having not read the books, I can't speak to Pattinson's appropriateness for the role. Granted, I think 'The Twilight Saga' turned a lot of people off to him, I can't say I wasn't in that camp as well, but I've come to understand that no one could shine given that dreadful material so I've cut the guy a little slack. I am waiting to see what he does in David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' before I make any concrete determinations about his skills. That being said, the uproar by fans of the books his potential casting caused, coupled with his own agent's reaction, leads me to believe that indeed Pattinson would have been a miscast. I'm happy to see the guy at least has a sense of humor about it. So now the question I offer to you, Spillios, is who do you think should play Finnick?
Source: USA Today