Official: Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast as Plutarch Heavensbee Monday 09 July, 2012
Lionsgate just announced that Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will be playing Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! We’re massive, massive fans of “PSH,” so we’re extremely thrilled about this decision! 😀
Update: Click here to listen to Episode 67, in which we weighed in on Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch and welcomed him to the franchise!
– Click here for the full press release.
– Click here to see Philip as Father Flynn in Doubt (he received an Oscar nomination for this role).
– Click here for a fairly recent interview with Philip.
About the Character:
Plutarch is appointed Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games following Seneca Crane.
Philip Seymour Hoffman:
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. More recent films include “Moneyball,” “The Ides of March” and “Jack Goes Boating” which marked Hoffman’s feature directorial debut.