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Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire!

 plutarch heavensbee featured catching fire    Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire!   E! News has learned that the übertalented Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire!

Sources tell E! News exclusively that the Oscar winner has signed on to play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, the much anticipated second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy.

“The deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday,” one source said.

Lionsgate does not comment on casting until something is official. An announcement about Hoffman is expected to be released any day now.

Heavensbee is the new Head Gamemaker who may (or may not) be more loyal to reigning champ Katnissthan the diabolical President Snow.

Catching Fire is set to start shooting in the fall with director Francis Lawrence replacing Gary Ross.

What do you think of this casting annoucement?

UPDATE: Lionsgate has confirmed the good news!

About the Character:

Plutarch is appointed Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games following Seneca Crane.

Philip Seymour Hoffman:

Santa Monica, CA, July 9, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of “Death of a Salesman” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” and the indie film “A Late Quartet” alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. More recent films include “Moneyball,” “The Ides of March” and “Jack Goes Boating” which marked Hoffman’s feature directorial debut. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

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  • thependragons<3

    wow have no clue who this guy is? Somebody tell me

    • HG<3

      The only place i know him from was when he was the bad guy in mission impossible 3!!

      • thependragons<3

        cool thanks but haven’t seen mission impossible!!!

        • limedestruction

          Phillip Seymour Hoffman is a fabulous actor. He mainly plays small parts in different movies, everything from Along Came Polly to the Talented Mr. Ripley to Doubt. He’s awesome!

          • thependragons<3

            That’s great! :) I’m sure now he’ll play plutarch heavensbee well :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/laramasen Mary Masen

    Welcome to the Hunger Games Fandom Mr Hoffman! I’m sure you’ll do a great job. The dance scene where Plutarch hints to Katniss about his watch, is one of my favorites in Catching Fire.

  • ElijahAngel

    It was just confirmed on THG FB site :)

  • S0phiaxoxoPEETA

    aaaaahhhhhhhh yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are already chossing people to play the parts which means its getting closer to when they annouce whos playin FINNICK!!?!?!?!?!!? cuz in fall they are going to start filming aaaaaahhhhh ugh……….its stil 500 days away:’( awww yea……. i love PEETAAAA/JOSH<3/XOXOXOX

  • Lill

    Am I the only one who does not care who they cast other than Finnick .

  • Gina

    Love this man. He is such a brilliant actor. If there were any “name” actor who could do Plutarch justice and not make me think “oh, that’s so-and-so on screen”, it’s Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  • Kocozooble

    I thought this was confirmed a long time ago? Or maybe that was just a rumor, I can’t remember… I can’t wait to see who’s playing Finnick and Johanna! (and Beetee and Wiress, of course!)

    • Lainey

      It was rumored that he was in talks for the role and that they were negotiating, not that he had it. This is the official press release guaranteeing that he has the role. I agree, I can’t wait to see whose playing the past Victors.

    • HG<3

      Just saw that amanda plummer (no idea who she is!) is going to be playing the part of wiress!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1395093681 Betsy Brockett

    He’s an award-winning actor. He was in “The Ides of March” with George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, “Pirate Radio” “Doubt,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Savages,” “Capote,” and the list goes on and on! Great actor and perfect casting!

  • Katniss4Ever123

    I am so glad I have personally never seen him act but by looks alone I can tell he is going to be a great Plutarch!!!!

  • cjlark99

    Idk why but for some reason I always pictured Plutarch as Alex Baldwin (but a little chubbier.) He looks like he’ll be a great Plutarch though!

  • Ben Kravitz

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG CATCHING FIRE DOESNT COME OUT UNTILL 2013

  • MaryRose(Annie)

    Ohh, I think he will do a good job. I don’t think anybody really wants my opinion but oh well. I saw him in Mission Impossible 3, i can’t say ive seen him in anything else tho. However if his performance is anything like the MI movie im sure he’ll do it justice. :D Very excited for the next movie to come out… wish it wasn’t so far away tho!

  • limedestruction

    I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman, one of my favorite actors! I’m so glad he’ll be in the movie! :D

  • Citizen Jayne

    gross. Philip Seymour Hoffman ruins everything

  • Denise Spurlock

    Thank you to the casting director for putting a great actor like Phillip Seymour Hoffman into such a quaility film. I alway s considered Mr. Hoffman as a quiet storm. If he is in something you better watch his art.

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