Entertainment Weekly has announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) — a competition that could change Panem forever.
Shooting is scheduled to start later in the year.
Personally, I’m stoked. Hoffman is a phenomenal actor. What do you guys think? Yay, or nay?