The talk on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire lately is all Finnick Odair (Robert Pattinson! Taylor Kitsch! Armie Hammer! The Humanoid Formerly Known as Garret Hedlund!) That isn't the only new addition introduced in next November's hotly-anticipated sequel.
Variety's Jeff Sneider tweets producers are reaching for the big leagues for Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker brought in after they made Wes Bentley eat poisoned berries (They too were disappointed in his post-American Beauty roles, I take it): Oscar-winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
You can't accuse Lionsgate of going for cheap. Hoffman, while he doesn't bring commercial pedigree more than makes up for that with his acting. Many fell the day will come with he has another Academy Award to keep company for his Capote win. Fortune favors the bold, the old saying goes. It just doesn't work every time out.