Philip Seymour Hoffman officially lands Plutarch Heavensbee role in 'Hunger Games' sequel
'Catching Fire' will open in November of 2013
In Suzanne Collins' "Catching Fire," Heavensbee is announced as the new Hunger Games Head Gamemaker, replacing Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley). As you might guess from the addition of an Oscar-winning actor in the role, Plutarch Heavensbee is not unimportant.
Last week, Jena Malone
was offered one of the other plum "Catching Fire" roles, playing tribute Johanna Mason.
A recent Tony nominee for "Death of a Salesman," Hoffman won his Oscar for "Capote" and earned subsequent nominations for "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Doubt."
The first "Hunger Games" film took in over $400 million at the domestic box office and $678 million worldwide.
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