MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson may soon join the cast of another massive movie franchise for another.
According to movie gossip site Think McFly Think, Lionsgate film studio wants the Twilight actor for the role of Finnick Odair in the “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire.”
One might think that Pattinson wouldn’t want to attach himself to another super popular movie franchise but “Catching Fire” will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who worked with the star on “Water For Elephants.”
Lionsgate has refused to comment about the casting rumors.
Finnick, who first appears in “Catching Fire,” plays a key role in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling “Hunger Games” trilogy. From District 4, he was the winner of the 65th annual Hunger Games and forms a friendly relationship with Katniss Everdeen following her victory at the 74th iteration of the Games.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, “Catching Fire” will arrive in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013. The film will begin shooting this summer.
“The Hunger Games” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand and Digital Download on August 18th, according to Lionsgate.