Robert Pattinson denies he’ll star in ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’

Twilight actor will not play Finnick Odair in the adventure movie franchise

Robert Pattinson has denied he’ll star in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, but only after he checked with his agent first.

It was rumoured that the Twilight actor had been approached by Lionsgate to appear in the smash hit adventure franchise. It was reported that they wanted the actor to appear as Finnick Odair, the District 4 tribute and handsome winner of one of the previous Hunger Games matches.

However, Pattinson has now revealed he will not be playing the role. He told USA Today: “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 and he was like, ‘No…no one’s going to offer you that part’.”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to start shooting in the autumn ahead of a November 2013 release. I Am Legend‘s Francis Lawrence is on board to direct the sequel, after the departure of the first film’s director Gary Ross.

Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis. Watch the trailer for The Hunger Games below.