Philip Seymour Hoffman officially joins Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire
Philip Seymour Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games followup
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Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast of The Hunger Games follow-up Catching Fire. THR reports that Hoffman will play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, head gamemaker for the Hunger Games. In June, the actor received an official offer for the role after circling for several weeks. In the first film, Wes Bentley assumed the role of head gamemaker. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returning home after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares for the 75th annual Games (known as the Quarter Quell).
Hoffman recently ended a limited run in Mike Nichols' revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on Broadway, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He next appears on the big screen in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Yaron Zilberman's A Late Quartet, alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence; Nina Jacobson's Color Force produces with Jon Kilik.
Tag: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Hunger Games
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