Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the cast of the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Hoffman will play the new gamemaster Plutarch Heavensbee who replaces the original head gamemaster (Wes Bentley) from the first movie. Casting Hoffman in Catching Fire can only be a great decision.
The actor is known for his flare for the eccentric and his acute ability to pull out the darkness in his characters, so considering the stark morbidity of the Hunger Games trilogy, Hoffman will fit right in. Catching Fire, the sequel to the Hunger Games is set to open in theaters November 13, 2013.