July 09, 2012

NEWS: Philip Seymour Hoffman accepts the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire!

E! Online is exclusively reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has finally accepted and signed on to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Although has not been confirmed by Lionsgate yet, according to E! Online, official word is expected to be released very soon.
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. 
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Hoffman, 44, was offered the role on June 11.
Heavensbee is the new Head Gamemaker who may (or may not) be more loyal to reigning champ Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) than the diabolical President Snow (Donald Sutherland). 
Catching Fire is set to start shooting in the fall with director Francis Lawrence replacing Gary Ross.
UPDATE: It's official! Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee! Read the press release from Lionsgate HERE. 

I personally think that Philip will be perfect as Plutarch. How about you? Post your reactions on the comments below!


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