THR: Philip Seymour Hoffman Received Offer To Play Plutarch Heavensbee
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Philip Seymour Hoffman (pictured below) has received an offer to play Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Spoilers for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in the quote taken from The Hollywood Reporter below:
Hoffman’s name had circled the role for several weeks, but an offer formally went out Monday, the same day the actor ended his 18-year association with his agency, Paradigm.
Heavensbee is the new gamemaker of the life-and-death games, the same position occupied by actor Wes Bentley in the first movie.
Lionsgate, which had no comment, is eyeing a September start for the movie, which Francis Lawrence is set to direct after the departure ofHunger Games director Gary Ross. Jennifer Lawrence will reprise her role as Katniss Evergreen. Hunger Games, released in March, grossed nearly $650 million worldwide.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has received multiple acting awards and nominations as recognition for his acting skills in main and supporting roles including Academy Award for Best Actor.
What do you think of Philip Seymour Hoffman if he were to play Plutarch Heavensbee?
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
Posted on June 13, 2012, in Catching Fire Movie and tagged Catching Fire Movie, Gale Hawthorne, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth, Lions Gate, Lionsgate, Peeta Mellark, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Plutarch Heavensbee, The Hunger Games Movie. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.