Sam Claflin cast in The Hunger Games sequel

The Snow White and the Huntsman star will fight side-by-side with Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen in the forthcoming Catching Fire movie, which is due to begin production later this year (12).

Claflin is the latest addition to the highly-anticipated action adventure, adapted from the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins – Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amanda Plummer will also feature in the next big screen installment.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence and is expected in theatres in November, 2013.