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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast in Catching Fire Adaptation

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Catching Fire movie adaptation.

In The Hunger Games film sequel, Hoffman’s character serves as Head Gamemaker; the leader who oversees the design and management of Panem’s yearly battle to the death.

Here’s more from the release: “The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and the indie film A Late Quartet alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.”

Lionsgate made the announcement via their new Facebook app, “Meet the Cast.” As of this writing, more than 17,000 fans have hit “like” for this post. What do you think about the casting choice? Any predictions on who will play District Four champion Finnick Odair and District Seven champion Johanna Mason?

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