Jennifer Lawrence will have to play Philip Seymour Hoffman's game in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Last month we got wind that veteran thespian Philip Seymour Hoffman was in talks to portray Plutarch Heavensbee in the upcoming films THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE as well as THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY but nothing was official until now. Luckily for THE HUNGER GAMES fans Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming sequels which is somewhat of a surprise considering Hoffman rarely does big blockbusters of this nature. He’s known for doing fantastic work in more independent films and on Broadway. Though we’ve seen him in some big movies (MONEYBALL and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III) he doesn’t seem to be one to relish the spotlight all the time.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, THE HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE will also star: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jenna Malone and Woody Harrelson. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released in theaters on November 22, 2013.

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