If some fans had it their way, Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams would play District Four’s Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. A lot of names have been tossed around so far, including Armie Hammer and Francis Lawrence, but a couple fans started a campaign for Williams to pay the trident slayer.
“I have heard that! I’ve seen a lot of that on Twitter,” Jesse told E Online when they asked him if he’d heard of the campaign. “I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it.”
After Gary Ross stepped out of the director’s chair there was a lot of hoopla over who would take over his role. Well, they finally found a Catching Fire director in Francis Lawrence but now Odair is a big fat question mark. And the character is probably the most coveted role since Peeta himself. It seems that every young male star has been linked to the role, though I personally envisioned someone a little younger.
In the book, Odair is described as being tall, muscular and athletic with tan skin and bronze-coloured hair. Do you think Williams fits the profile?