Plutarch Heavensbee takes over as gamemaker in the 75th Hunger Games for Seneca Crane, played by Wes Bentley in The Hunger Games. In the Suzanne Collins novel, Plutarch tries to subtly show Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) that he is on her side, although he treats her and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) like any other Tribute in public.
Francis Lawrence is directing from an adapted screenplay by Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine). We reported earlier this month that production will run from July through December in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.