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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, 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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11 Responses to “Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs on for 'Catching Fire'!”

  1. 1
    n Says:

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

  2. 2
    Elle Says:

    @n: Same here!

  3. 3
    Mrs. A Says:

    amazing casting! he was so great in Cold Mountain

  4. 4
    HGFan Says:

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

  5. 5
    Lia ESP Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    lorelai Says:

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

  7. 7
    Sam Says:

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

  8. 8
    carla Says:

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

  9. 9
    keka Says:

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

  10. 10
    Brian Says:

    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.

  11. 11
    Colleen Says:

    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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