Rumors that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, the second movie of the hit Hunger Games franchise, are now officially confirmed.
Lionsgate just announced that Hoffman will be playing the new Head Gamemaker, taking the place of
Seneca Crane (played by Wes Bentley), who reveals himself to be much
more than he at first lets on as the plot unfolds.
According to E! News, the deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report that the Oscar-winning actor, 44, was offered the part in early June.