Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:45:00 GMT | By Agencies
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Plutarch Heavensbee, 75th Hunger Games gamemaker

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The 75th Hunger Games feature an all-new gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee, whose work is treacherously creative in all kinds of ways. Taking this key role is one of cinema’s most decorated talents: Academy Award winner and four-time nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman.

For Hoffman, the breadth of Collins’ imagination was a big lure. “I started reading the books and was just sucked into them. I was blown away by what Suzanne had done. So the idea of being part of bringing this whole story to the screen in a worthy fashion interested me,” he explains.

Hoffman also was intrigued to find a way to make the enigmatic Plutarch flesh and blood.

“It’s challenging to take a character like this from the page into cinematic storytelling,” he remarks. “I had to kind of look into Plutarch a bit more, outside of what the book showed me. He has all the qualities that he had in the book, but I think he has even more now, so that was exciting.”