Celebs Gather (yeah… I don’t either) is reporting that Robert Pattinson is being considered for the role of Finnick Odair in the upcoming film adaptation of Catching Fire.
Say what? Look, I’m not a Twilight fan but I recognize that Pattinson’s a handsome guy. But as Young Triton? They need to cast someone who can pull off that nearly-naked net “outfit” that Finnick sports during the Tribute Parade. Someone scarily buff and reminiscent of Fabio who can also convey the complexity of a guy who was basically whored out by President Snow and separated from the woman he loves.
Ryan Gosling? (Too old, I think.) Channing Tatum? (Well, he’s got the bulk down.) Chris Evans? (Because I can’t tell him and Channing Tatum apart.)
Or maybe Lionsgate will go with an unknown. Apart from Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (whose careers were already quite solid), the fact that most of the tributes in The Hunger Games were played by unknowns was a great move (and paralleled the young actors’ being pushed onto the world stage!).