Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly joined the cast of Catching Fire. E! News reports the Oscar winning actor has signed a deal with Lionsgate to play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker.
"The deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday," an insider says.
Neither Lionsgate nor Hoffman, 44, has commented. Catching Fire will begin filming in the fall with Jennifer Lawrence returning to play Katniss Everdeen. Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth will return to play Gale Hawthorne. Francis Lawrence will replace Gary Ross as director.
Catching Fire is set to hit theaters in November 2013.
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