Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins Cast Of Catching Fire
Posted on Mon Jul 9, 2012 09:50 AM PDT

pshoffmanides101811_03_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - After enduring lengthy talks, Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast for the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire.

Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee, the head gamemaker for the Hunger Games. Wes Bentley assumed the role in the first film.

Hoffman was officially offered the role last month while producers have done similar with Jena Malone for the upcoming blockbuster sequel.

Catching Fire is slated for a Nov. 22, 2013 release.