‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Wants Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee

The actor has been offered the gamemaker role for this sequel that takes us inside the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Philip Seymour Hoffman offered Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Philip Seymour Hoffman offered Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lionsgate has offered the role of gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee to Philip Seymour Hoffman for the highly-anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. There is no word yet on whether the actor has accepted the offer, or if negotiations have begun.

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.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. artkid04

    yes, yes Yes, he'd be amazing

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  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This series deserves such talent

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. ZanyZap

    This sequel has a lot of talent attached.

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  4. ROFLitschristian

    I have no clue who Plutarch is, but I think Hoffman would be terrific in the Hunger Games!

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  5. Cheetoboy

    Yeah, Philip Seymour Hoffman would be great in this, he has great charisma, it would fit in perfectly with Stanley Tucci and Woody Harrelson.

    3 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  6. Justice Kowaleski

    please take this mr hoffman you would be perfect for this role

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  7. Newtron

    Production in Atlanta?! For real? Wow, that's my hometown. This is the biggest news for Atlanta since the 1996 Olympics LOL

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  8. Dan

    Great choice if he takes it.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

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