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Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/09/2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman
The best character actor of my lifetime, Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” I think this was a fantastic casting move by Lionsgate. Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s yet another actor who brings a lot of credibility to The Hunger Games trilogy.



Plutarch is first seen in The Hunger Games, as an anonymous character. Katniss Everdeen is in her private session with the Gamemakers, and angry at being ignored when her life is in turmoil. When she shot her arrow at the apple in the roasted pig’s mouth, Plutarch fell backwards into a punch bowl, knocking the punch bowl to the floor. After the end of the Games Seneca Crane is executed, and Plutarch is appointed to be the new Head Gamemaker, citing that there were not many takers for the job.


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Plutarch, however, is formally introduced in Catching Fire, during a feast after the 74th Victory Tour. He attempted to win Katniss’s trust, but she dismissed his discreet hints of rebellion, he shows her his watch which in the right position you can see the symbol of the rebellion, the mockingjay.



While Lionsgate hasn’t made the official announcement, the site says that the actor, who was first linked to the part a month ago, has indeed joined the movie. He will also be in part three The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay.




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