I’m beyond excited to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in Catching Fire next year. I think he will bring a lot of charm and unease to the film as Plutarch Heavensbee. Seeing him on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman” was a life changing experience. I had a huge fan girl moment when I read some quotes from his EW interview about joining the series:
"He’s somebody who’s part of the revolution, but you don’t know it," he continues. "The idea that somebody would be risking themselves in such an extreme way to join something that’s that dangerous because he thinks it’s the future… that’s interesting stuff, you know?"
Meanwhile, Hoffman is doing his homework on Suzanne Collins’ books to ensure he knows everything possible about his character. “It’s good,” he says of Catching Fire. “I’ve read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself! But I’m reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy.”