"Hooray for official "Hunger Games" casting news vs. casting rumors! After weeks of speculation, Lionsgate announced Monday (July 9) that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for the Hunger Games.
So, who is Plutarch Heavensbee exactly? Without going into heavy spoiler territory, Heavensbee takes over the Gamemaker reins from where Seneca Crane (played by Wes Bentley) left off. Though he didn't appear in the first movie, he makes a memorable appearance in Suzanne Collins' first book during Katniss' session with the gamemakers when she shoots her arrow into an apple on their dining table, causing a very surprised Heavensbee to fall backward into a punch bowl. In "Catching Fire," we find out a lot more about him — and that his motivations for wanting to be Gamemaker and getting to know Katniss better are complicated, to say the very least.
Similar to the casting of Donald Sutherland as President Snow, the enlistment of Hoffman instantly adds gravitas to the film. Heavensbee is a complex, layered character that requires a seasoned pro of Hoffman's caliber — one who can convey a sense of mystery with a touch of likable villainy as well. Not to say that Heavensbee is at all a villain: He's just complicated. . . (Read More) MTV)
I have not a single complete with this choice - just great!
What do you think??
Is Hoffman how you envision Heavensbee??
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