Hold on to your bows, Hunger Games fans, looks like we are indeed on the verge of our first casting announcement. Yesterday, rumors began flying that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been offered the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Now The Hollywood Reporter has CONFIRMED that an official offer has been made.
Philip Seymour Hoffman received an official offer to play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, Lionsgate’s sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Hoffman’s name had circled the role for several weeks, but an offer formally went out Monday, the same day the actor ended his 18-year association with his agency, Paradigm.
No word yet if Hoffman will accept the role, and no official word from Lionsgate yet either. The latter is not surprising since Lionsgate has said they will not confirm any casting reports until they are ready to make an official announcement.
Is PlutarchWatch2012 about to end? Let’s hope so, we’d love to see Hoffman take on the role! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.