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.

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