updated - May 23, 2013 Thursday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
Grant Gustin, who fans of FOX television program "Glee" know as playing antagonist Sebastian on the show, from rival singing group the Warblers, recently announced that he had auditioned for the much-coveted role of Finnick Odair in the second installment of "The Hunger Games" films, "Catching Fire."
Gustin admitted to ET Canada that he did try out for the role, but admitted that the filmmakers have yet to work out what kind of actor they want to portray Finnick. Gustin did not confirm that he was given the role.
"I have auditioned for the role," Gustin told ET Canada. "I don't think [the producers] know what they're looking for just yet, but yes, I auditioned for the role."
An array of famous names have been thrown into the running to play Odair in the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," including Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch (who said he was not taking on the role), Hunter Parris (who tried out for the role of Peeta, which eventually went to Josh Hutcherson), and many others. Filming is set to begin this fall, with new director Francis Lawrence replace "The Hunger Games"' Gary Ross.
Returning to the second film in "The Hunger Games" series include lead Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, and Donald Sutherland. Jena Malone is strongly rumored and nearly attached to take on the role of future Hunger Games winner Johanna Mason. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hofffman was officially announced by Liongsate to take on the new gamemaker role of Plutarch Heavensbee.
Lionsgate also announced this week that the third book in the Suzanne Collins series, "Mokingjay," would be split into two films, set to be released in November 2014 and 2015. The trend began in 2009 when Warner Bros. announced the split of the seventh book in the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," and Summit's decision to split the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's "The Twilight Saga," "Breaking Dawn."
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