Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast In 'Catching Fire'

By CHANDRA PRICE

After much speculation, Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have confirmed that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games.

The news comes after the Tony-nominated actor just wrapped up his run as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman".

The highly anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel Catching Fire is set to be directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobsen's Color Force along with Jon Kilik.

In The Hunger Games sequel Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with her fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson.

The film is set for release on November 22, 2013.