Philip Seymour Hoffman To Go Full Nude In HUNGER GAMES Sequel

Okay, probably not. But he is playing Plutarch Heavensbee.

Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games, is classing the joint up a bit with Philip Seymour Hoffman. He's going to play Plutarch Heavensbee, who becomes new head Gamesmaster in the wake of Seneca Crane's unfortunate berry incident. And from what I can tell, Heavensbee's a two-picture deal sort of character.

Here's the official synopsis of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

The film shoots this fall, with the burden of having Francis Lawrence direct.