Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
New Trailer For Third Person
Run! Liam Neeson is back in Paris
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
And Adam McKay will direct
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
18 July 2014
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
10 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Paranoia (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Out Of The Furnace
Empire Star Rating
Teenage (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Hoffman Is Hunger Games' Heavensbee
Philip Seymour set for Catching Fire

09 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Lionsgate

submit to reddit

Hoffman Is Hunger Games' Heavensbee

This isn’t exactly a surprising chunk of news, more a confirmation. But after being offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially accepted the part.

Plutarch, as readers of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy will know, is the Head Gamemaker for the 75th Hunger Games, which adds a special, evil touch of flair by having current winners Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) competing against other former victors from the various districts. Hoffman should be able to bring the right level of creepy smugness to the man who puts everyone through the wringer, and he joins a cast that also includes returning Games names Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland, plus new face Jena Malone as Johanna Mason.

With Francis Lawrence directing this one from a script by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be out on November 22, 2013.

Hoffman was last seen in Moneyball, worked on Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and has Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man in his future.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Nina Arianda In Tune With Joplin
For Martha Macy director Sean Durkin
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

John Michael McDonagh Talks Calvary
The director on his follow-up to The Guard

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Ten Career Lessons From An Oscar-Winning Producer
Jeremy Thomas on everything from The Last Emperor to Sexy Beast

Directors Joe And Anthony Russo Share 15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Secrets
As heard on Empire’s special spoiler podcast interview…

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)