Since the gamemaker in the first film has been executed, Plutarch Heavensbee is recruited to design the game in the 75th annual Hunger Games.
Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games" sequel has found its actor. Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the head gamemaker for the deadly game.
It was revealed that Hoffman had received the offer for the role from director Francis Lawrence last month. Unlike the previous gamemaker, Seneca Crane, who was portrayed by Wes Bentley, this second gamemaker is fairly a more influential character who will stay until the last of the trilogy. This means that Hoffman is probably tied for two films should "Mockingjay" be made.
In "Catching Fire", Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen returns home after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark. Katniss sensed that her final act had triggered rebellion in the districts against the Capitol but President Snow tied Katniss's hand to slow down the rebellion by threatening her family's safety.
Filming will start in September with premiere scheduled for November 22, 2013.