A few weeks back we heard that Phillip Seymour Hoffman (pictured right) was in talks to star in Francis Lawrences’ Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Today we have the official word via The Hollywood Reporter that Hoffman is cast in the sequel and he will play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee.
Plutarch Heavensbee is the head gamemaker in the Hunger Games, Wes bentley played the role in the first film.
“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).”
Look for this one in theatres on November 22, 2013.