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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    Hoffman made his Hunger Games debut last year as Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. "I have a lot of fun with those guys," he said of joining the franchise. "They're a good group. [Director] Francis Lawrence is a great guy." Despite Catching Fire's ...
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  • ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ May Upgrade From Wes Bentley to Philip Seymour Hoffman
    It made the position of the Gamemaker seem far more important than it ever had before. Hoffman has been a celebrated and beloved performer for years, but other than in his one-off role as the villain of the third Mission: Impossible movie, we’ve never ...
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