No one can say new Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence isn't aiming high.
Numerous sources report that Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered a pivotal role in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel: if he accepts, the man who just finished a run as Willy Loman on Broadway will come on board this blockbuster franchise as Plutarch Heavensbee.
Heavensbee takes over as Gamesmaker for Seneca Crane in the follow-up, which is scheduled for a November 2013 release. He's a politically savvy character who will have a lot to do with Katniss' fortune going forward.
As we await word on Hoffman's status, meanwhile, the debate among fans rages on: Who should play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire?