New Catching Fire castmembers announced
Let the games begin ... Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the new Hunger Games movie.
Good news for Hunger Games fans! The filmmakers have bagged Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman for the next movie.
The actor, who took home the Oscar for 2005's Capote, has joined the cast - including Australian Liam Hemsworth - for Part Two of the futuristic adventure series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Lionsgate Films announced on Monday that Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new head game-maker overseeing an annual televised fight to the death staged by a repressive government in post-apocalyptic North America.
Catching Fire takes place a year after the blockbuster The Hunger Games, with game survivors Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, hurled into the government's machinations over the 75th annual games.
ComingSoon has also reported that Jena Malone has signed on for the film. Apparently she has been cast as tribute Johanna Mason:
"Mason, hailing from District 7, is known for pretending to be weak as a means of tricking of other tributes into underestimating her. She's also famous among fans of Suzanne Collins' novels for her introduction to Katniss and Peeta: she meets them in a elevator in the Capitol completely nude".
Malone, pictured below, recently appeared on the big screen in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch.
Catching Fire is due for release in November 2013.
- With AAP