Former Costessey High School pupil Sam Claflin lands starring role in sequel to Hollywood hit The Hunger Games

Former Costessey High School pupil Sam Claflin has landed a starring role in a new Hollywood film.

The 26-year-old is being tipped for the top after starring in Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Now Claflin has landed a role in The Hunger Games sequel in the role of Finnick Odair in the sequel to the hit first film conversion of the successful series of novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence, which grossed �432m at the worldwide box office.

Finnick goes on to be one of the most important characters in the series, and is characterised in the book as personable, extremely handsome and with a quirky sense of humour.

The film's makers, Lionsgate, have confirmed Claflin's casting in a press release, which reads: 'Lionsgate and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are pleased to announce that Sam Claflin has been cast in the role of Finnick in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.

'Charismatic and clever, Finnick was a District Four Hunger Games victor when he was 14.'

Production on the film is due to begin next month in Atlanta and Hawaii.

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