Zap2It is reporting that Brit actor Sam Claflin, who most recently starred in “Snow White and the Huntsman” alongside Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth (brother of “THG” star Liam, obvs), has been offered the highly coveted role.
Of course, nothing is official until the fat Lion at the Gate sings, but this would be an intriguing pick for the bronzed babe, considering Sam doesn’t exactly look like the sort that spends much time at the beach. But, you know, hair dye and self-tanner can take care of that.
If you’ve been following the casting process closely, you know speculation has run rampant for months (if not years) as to which hot Hollywood actor would portray the beloved character, with everyone from Garrett Hedlund to Armie Hammer rumored to be in the running. And with filming slated to begin this fall, director Francis Lawrence is no doubt in the throes of filling out the large ensemble cast. Just today, the series’ snared its Wiress in actress Amanda Plummer and earlier this month, Philip Seymour Hoffman was announced as Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.
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