It's official: Sam Claflin, British newcomer and co-star of recent blockbusters Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman, has been cast as former Games winner Finnick Odair in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It's a sizable role and a fan favorite, as readers of Suzanne Collins' novels can attest — so what better way is there to get acquainted with your future Finnick than with a few adorable, worship-worthy photos?
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In this summer's swashbuckling sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, British newcomer Sam Claflin goes toe to toe with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and a much more fearsome pirate: Blackbeard (Ian McShane), the legendary captain of a zombie ship on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. But while Claflin holds his own as idealistic young Philip Swift, the missionary who falls for a mermaid (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) and defies Blackbeard on pain of death, in real life he owes a debt of gratitude to the erstwhile Al Swearengen.
British newcomer Sam Claflin makes his Hollywood debut this month in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and he just landed the part of Kristen Stewart's prince in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, so it's safe to say he's on the brink of a rapid star ascension. On Friday, the 24-year-old confirmed his Twitter handle to Movieline (@SamClaflin) and expressed genuine giddy surprise at his ever-growing follower count. Does he know what he's in for?
English actor Sam Claflin is joining the fairytale reimagining Snow White and the Huntsman, playing the prince opposite Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen, and, if he accepts the offer, Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. Yes, this could be the prettiest cast of all time. Don't know the name Sam Claflin yet? Don't worry, you will once Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens and you see mermaids falling all over their fins to be with him. [Deadline]
Ariel who? Kicking their Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides marketing campaign up a notch, Disney has released a brand new character poster featuring newbie lovers Philip Swift (Sam Claflin) and the mermaid Syrena (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) -- excuse me, the topless mermaid Syrena. Ingenious marketing execs, consider the male teen demographic covered!