Approximately a month after it was rumored he was offered the role, Eonline is now reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman has finally signed on for the part of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire.
Sources tell E! News exclusively that the Oscar winner has signed on to play Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, the much anticipated second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy.
“The deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday,” one source said.
Lionsgate does not comment on casting until something is official. An announcement about Hoffman is expected to be released any day now.
As Eonline states, Lionsgate will not comment on casting until they are ready to make an official announcement, so here’s hoping it’s within the next day or so! Until then continue to treat this as a rumor until we hear word from them.
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