Hoffman will play the sly orchestrator of the 75th annual Hunger Games, replacing the previous gamemaker, Seneca Crane (
Hoffman will enter the fictional world of Panem, playing opposite "Hunger Games" cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and
According to Lionsgate, "Catching Fire" tracks Everdeen's journey as she returns home to District 12 after winning the 74th Hunger Games along with her fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. The two must now embark on a victory tour across the districts, where rebellion is beginning to simmer.
Production on the movie is set to begin this fall with the studio already locked into Nov. 22, 2013, as its release date.
Most recently, Hoffman completed a Broadway run of