Philip Seymour Hoffman

Final Hunger Games Film Mockingjay Split Into Two Parts

Lionsgate announced Tuesday The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be split into two films. Mockingjay is the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Production on the film adaptation of the second book, Catching Fire, will begin this fall.

Part 1 of Mockingjay is scheduled to hit theaters on November 21, 2014 while part 2 is set for a November 20, 2015 release date.

Earlier this week, Lionsgate announced Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. Jennifer Lawrence will return to play Katniss Everdeen while Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne. Francis Lawrence will replace Gary Ross as director. Catching Fire is set to be released on November 22, 2013.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman To Play Plutarch Heavensbee In Hunger Games Movies

Philip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly joined the cast of Catching Fire. E! News reports the Oscar winning actor has signed a deal with Lionsgate to play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker.

“The deal was made right before the Fourth of July holiday,” an insider says.

Neither Lionsgate nor Hoffman, 44, has commented. Catching Fire will begin filming in the fall with Jennifer Lawrence returning to play Katniss Everdeen. Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth will return to play Gale Hawthorne. Francis Lawrence will replace Gary Ross as director.

Catching Fire is set to hit theaters in November 2013.