The role, a fan favorite, is a former champion of the Hunger Games who *spoiler* is forced to compete alongside Katniss and Peeta in a 'Quarter Quell' -- an occasional sort of 'greatest hits' battle pitting past champions against each other. *end spoiler* Claflin's been linked to the role for a little while now, and seems to have mostly won over the approval of fans. We have to say, having seen some of Claflin's drama school performances years back, he's rather better than some of the material he's been given so far, so having a slightly meatier role than 'insipid blockbuster love interest' could be a big deal for him.
Claflin joins the original cast, plus fellow new additions Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Tony Shalhoub, Amanda Plummer, and about a dozen more that no one's ever heard of. Francis Lawrence is directing, and the film will hit theaters on November 15th, 2013. What do you think of the casting? Are you happy with Claflin, or was there someone else you'd rather have seen in the role? Let us know below.