As of right now (Friday night), Sam Claflin has NOT been officially cast or “confirmed” as Finnick.
He is RUMORED to have been offered the part. He is RUMORED to have accepted it.
All of these sites that are reporting that it’s “official” are doing so erroneously and displaying a frightening lack of journalist integrity. NOTHING is official until it comes from Lionsgate.
Obviously, this rumor might be true, but it might also be totally false. Remember when John C. Reilly was “in negotiations” to play Haymitch? He was never even up for the role.
Please make sure you’re following @lionsgatenews on Twitter for all official casting announcements. Also keep an eye on CatchingFireCasting.com — if it’s not there, it’s not official.
I know this is all annoying and confusing, so let’s just all cross our fingers and hope we don’t have to wait too much longer.