Rumors have been running rampant as to who will be cast in the sequel for "The Hunger Games," and it appears the first offer has finally gone out -- to Philip Seymour Hoffman!
EW reports that the producers of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" have contacted the Oscar winner to play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker at the Capitol.
He replaces Gamemaker Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) who was **SPOILER ALERT** executed at the end of the first film.
The 44-year-old actor just wrapped a stint on Broadway, playing Willy Loman in "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman." He was seen on the big screen last year in "Moneyball" and "The Ides of March."
Production of the flick is expected to start this fall for a November 2013 release.
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