The most recent rumor in casting for Catching Fire is that Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee. Take note that this is not confirmed and is just a rumor!
CB HungerGamesDWTCAccording to Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, the Hunger Games sequel that shoots this fall.
If Catching Fire adopts the same form as The Hunger Games, showing what’s going on among the Gamemakers alongside the action in the arena, Hoffman could have a much bigger role in the second film.
That is, if he even accepts it. Hoffman doesn’t exactly have a strong track record making big-budget studio movies– Mission: Impossible 3 being a great exception– and he just wrapped his stint as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, meaning he might want a bit longer of a break after playing one of the most challenging roles in contemporary theater. But we’d also love to see him show up in the Hunger Games universe, so maybe a part in a big studio movie is exactly the kind of change of pace he needs. We’ll let you know if any more news on the offer emerges, and of course, if he accepts!