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Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs on for 'Catching Fire'!

Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs on for 'Catching Fire'!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has found its Plutarch Heavensbee, JustJared.com can confirm!

Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play the pivotal role in the highly anticipated follow up to The Hunger Games, according to E! News.

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

Philip was most recently seen on Broadway opposite Andrew Garfield in Death of a Salesman and won an Oscar in 2006 for his role in Capote.

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  • n

    perfect casting if true – i totally unintentionally imagined him the whole time as the character when i was reading.

  • Elle

    @n: Same here!

  • Mrs. A

    amazing casting! he was so great in Cold Mountain

  • HGFan

    he’s the perfect fit for this role! i’m so glad they’re casting good actors over well known & over rated actors!

  • Lia ESP

    Sorry, I cannot imagine him as Plutarch Heavensbee. PSH is an AWESOME actor but my perfect Plutarch Heavensbee is an actor like Samuel L. Jackson, I mean a “tough guy” actor.

  • lorelai

    Good actor but I only liked the first book. CF was meh and Mockingjay was pure crap.

  • Sam

    #5 PSH can play tough guys, he can play anything.

  • carla

    It is official. Our first official casting announcement and I think it’s perfect.

  • keka

    @Lia ESP: you cleearly haven’t read the book. they explain in the book that he’s a heavier older man.

  • http://www.cassiecranerphotgraphy.co.uk Brian

    I really hope this is true, he is so good at playing a tough guy. He’s so good in before the devil knows you’re dead.

  • Colleen

    He’s perfect for the role! The Hunger Games cast is just amazing. They really do get actors/actresses who can act well and play the part, instead of just using looks as a basis.

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