So, the first trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiered during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and there is just one thing we can't stop thinking about. Yeah, it's cool to see Jennifer Lawrence back in Katniss mode, but what about Philip Seymour Hoffman?
The guy is coming off of another well-earned Oscar nomination for "The Master," and in a few short lines of dialogue, his Plutarch Heavensbee already seems like a villain worth fearing. That is some serious casting.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
by Meg Malone
It's still a long wait until "Catching Fire" makes its way to theaters in November 2013, but that hasn't stopped casting from becoming a topic of widespread speculation and debate in the lead up to the film.
Well, today another face has joined the Panem world — and it's quite a famous, Oscar-winning face. Lionsgate announced in a press release that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell games in "Catching Fire."
"The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to "There Will Be Blood," has almost always been described as his "Scientology film." Those involved with the movie have denied any basis in the life of L. Ron Hubbard, the controversial religion's founder, and the director even screened it for his one-time collaborator and famed church member, Tom Cruise.
But a new preview for the highly anticipated film reveals Philip Seymour Hoffman's character for the first time, and Lancaster Dodd certainly shares a few stripes with Hubbard.
Check out the new preview for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."
FROM MTV NEWS
If you're a fan of "The Hunger Games," you've probably been waiting not-so patiently for any sign of Finnick Odair casting. But with news potentially breaking on the casting front today, you probably weren't expecting a Deadline report claiming that an offer is out for Plutarch Heavensbee.
That's right. The Head Gamemaker for the 75th annual Hunger Games could be played by none other than Academy Award-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. If he signs on to join the sequel and presumably the third and fourth movies, it would be a major pull for the series, which lacks some of the Academy prestige of other film series.
Head over to MTV News to read the full report on the purported offer to Hoffman.
How would you feel about Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Plutarch Heavensbee? Let us know what you think in the comments below and on Twitter!
Paul Thomas Anderson is an excellent filmmaker. Philip Seymour Hoffman is an excellent actor. Put the two together and, barring disaster, you should have an excellent movie.
That's certainly the hope when the two creative forces combine their talents for Anderson's latest directorial gig, speculated to be called "The Master." Variety reports that Hoffman will star in the period drama for Anderson, reuniting them for the first time since "Punch-Drunk Love." Read More...
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Variety reports that he's set to make his debut on "Jack Goes Boating" for Overture Films. Surprisingly, it's a romantic comedy -- albeit an unconventional one based on the off-Broadway play by Bob Glaudini.
Hoffman will star as Jack, reprising his role from the original play, will bring along his original costars John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega. The newcomer of the cast is the leading lady, Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") who will play Connie, Jack's love interest. Read More...
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By Hannah Soo Park
Forget about all the snubs and surprises. Now that the official list of Academy Award nominations is finally upon us, it's time to test your knowledge about our notable contenders. Whether you're in a heated predictions debate or simply trying to be the know-it-all at your buddy's viewing party, we've got the facts and figures to engage, impress or simply satisfy your inner-Oscar geek.
Who are the newbies and who's been nominated before?
What do Christoph Waltz, Tommy Lee Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Alan Arkin all have in common? Aside from the fact that they're all nominated for Best Supporting Actor (duh), they've also all won in that particular category before. By the way, thank you, Emma Stone, for the "He's already won before" deadpan.
And so it begins...
The list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards dropped today, along with our jaws in many categories. No Affleck or Bigelow? Why couldn't there be some more "Skyfall" love? But for now, we'll leave it up to you to decide the greatest injustices of the morning.
Check out the full list below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the nominees on Twitter. Who got snubbed? Which nomination made you the happiest?
The sound you're hearing is that of one million movie buffs arguing about what the recently announced Golden Globe nominations mean for the Oscar race. Look at all those "Lincoln"s!
To get in on the fun, check out our full list after the jump!