Robert Pattinson for ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’?

Lionsgate have apparently approached the actor to play Finnick Odair

Robert Pattinson has been approached to star in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, according to reports.

Lionsgate is apparently courting its Twilight star to appear in its other smash adventure franchise. They want him to appear as Finnick Odair, the District 4 tribute and handsome winner of one of the previous Hunger Games matches.

However, the studio has refused to confirm or deny the report. They told Huffington Post in a statement: “As with the first film, we won’t be confirming, denying or commenting on any casting rumours for this title. We will announce news when there is official casting news to announce.”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to start shooting in the autumn ahead of a November 2013 release. I Am Legend helmer 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.