Philip Seymour Hoffman Wanted For Catching Fire's Plutarch Heavensbee

While Lionsgate have yet to comment, I expect we’ll be seeing more about this in the trades shortly.

According to a buried mention in a Deadline article and single tweet from Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, chief games maker, in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.

The character actually makes a very brief appearance in the first book – toppling a punch bowl, if I recall – but was left out of the film, likely to avoid having to cast such a key sequel role for just a tiny turn in the first episode.

It’s rather hard to say too much about Heavensbee and what he gets up to without wandering into a minefield packed with unexploded spoilers. I’ll give Hoffman the thumbs up for this, though. He can certainly do the “tone” we saw in The Hunger Games. I’m assuming, of course, that new director Francis Lawrence will go for the same approach.

Of course, Hoffman may pass, or negotiations may stumble for some reason, but we’re at least closer to a Plutarch Heavensbee than we are to a Finnick Odair.

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