Robert Pattinson to take on Finnick Odair?
Can it be true? Is Robert Pattinson really having his way with another mega-YA franchise? The rumors are rampant that he’ll be taking on the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire (or the official new name, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), especially now that Francis Lawrence, who worked with Rob on Water For Elephants, is on board as director.
Apparently it’s not enough to be Cedric Diggory AND Edward Cullen, Rob has to take on the sex god of District 4 too. Never mind that he doesn’t really fit the bill physically. He’s R-Patz! He has an all-you-can-act YA buffet pass in Hollywood.
What does this mean for the future of YA movies? Will we even recognize which YA movie we’re watching, or will our beloved adaptations all be one R-Patzed-out blur? Will we need to look at the female lead to orient ourselves? Or will R-Patz take those roles over too?
Coming in 2013: Divergent, starring R-Patz as Four and R-Patz in a wig as Tris. Kisses brought to you by CGI.
(PS – you know we love you R-Patz. BUT COME ON.)
UPDATE: Looks like Rob is NOT going to be Finnick. He had the good sense to be as flummoxed as we were about the rumors.