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Hunger Games Casting: Philip Seymour Hoffman Signs on as Plutarch

Casting for the roles of Johanna and Finnick in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel has been an all out brawl, but Philip Seymour Hoffman seems to have landed one major lead without any contention!

Sources tell E! News that the Oscar winning actor has signed on to play Plutarch Heavensbee, Panem’s Capitol Gamemaker, in the next Hunger Games film, Catching Fire.

"The deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday," a source said.

As any series fan can attest, Heavensbee is an exciting character whose loyalties to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and President Snow aren’t always so easy to read.

While Lionsgate won’t comment on casting until it is official, an announcement about Philip’s role is expected to be made any day now.

What do you think about this casting news?

Source: E! News

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07.9.2012 / 04:15 PM EDT by Sarah Korones
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