Robert Pattinson: I'm Not in 'Hunger Games' Sequel
By LISA HIRSCH
May 29, 2012
Sorry Hunger Games fans – Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson will not be joining the cast.
Last week, a Twitter rumor had Pattinson being cast as the handsome Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, the second film of the Hunger Games trilogy, and the rumor was so potent that even the actor fell for it!
Pattinson told USA Today over the weekend, "I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games. I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent."
"(My agent) was like no one's going to offer you that part," Pattinson told the newspaper with a laugh. "I was like, thanks for the reassurance."
Pattinson has nothing to worry about on the casting front, however, as his new film Cosmopolis debuted at the Cannes Film Festival Friday night to a standing ovation. And Hunger Games producers have said from day one that they didn't want any crossover between the two mega-franchises, so he theoretically never had a chance of being cast.
Cosmopolis is set to be released later this year, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 will hit theaters on November 16.