Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee, the head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games. Before being cast, Hoffman has finished his Broadway run as Wily Loman in the revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which earned him a Tony Award nomination. He’s also been working on Paul Thomas Andersons’ “The Master” and independent film “A Late Quartet” with Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.
“Catching Fire,” the next part of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, the two winners from the 74th Hunger Games:
“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.”
The film, directed by Francis Lawrence, will be in theaters November 22, 2013.