Philip Seymour Hoffman Offered Role in Catching Fire

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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.

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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?

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Quotes

Caesar Flickerman: Peeta, the wedding, never to be?
Peeta Mellark: Actually, we got married in secret.
Caesar Flickerman: A secret wedding. Alright, do tell.
Peeta Mellark: We wanted our love to be eternal. You know, Katniss and I were luckier than most. I wouldn't have any regrets at all, if it weren't... if...
Caesar Flickerman: If it weren't... for what? What?
Peeta Mellark: If it weren't for the baby.

[Eulogy for the fallen tributes of District 11] They fought with honor and dignity until the end. Both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren't just measured in years. The measure in our lives are the people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss. We know that without Thresh and Rue, we wouldn't be standing here today.

Peeta Mellark

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As The Hunger Games concluded and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) were set to go home to District 12, one would...

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