Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch In 'Catching Fire'

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Philip Seymour HoffmanHear ye, hear ye, Panem Watchers: We have our first official casting announcement for "Catching Fire"! (And though he's no Finnick, he's still a big-effing deal.)

We are pleased as punch to introduce new Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee... otherwise known as actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Admittedly, PSH's casting isn't too big of a surprise seeing as rumors began swirling back in June that the Oscar-winning actor had been offered the plum role of the Quarter Quell's mastermind, but we'll be baking an extra batch of celebratory Peeta bread tonight regardless.

The actor most recently appeared alongside Andrew Garfield (ya'know, Spider-Man) in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman," a role that earned him a Tony nomination, but I'll always remember him fondly as Dusty "Suck Zone" Davis in the incredibly under-appreciated 1996 action flick "Twister." But I digress...

This is another great get for a series already chock-full of well-regarded actors, and should mark the first of many casting announcements to come. (Finnick and Johanna: Show thyselves!)

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will hit theaters November 23, 2013.

What do you think of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!

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