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On Monday, Paradigm Talent Agency suffered a heavy loss after one of their most prominent and Academy Award-winning actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, left the building for good.Hoffman’s departure follows his loss at Sunday night’s Tony Awards, where the actor–who just finished up his limited Broadway stint as “Willy Loman” in “Death of a Salesman”–was favoured to win the category for “Lead Actor,” but didn’t.
It seems there’s a silver lining, though.
Producers of “Catching Fire,” the highly anticipated “Hunger Games” sequel, have reportedly offered Hoffman the crucial role of “Plutarch Heavensbee,” the new Gamemaker.
Director Francis Lawrence is due to begin shooting the film later this fall, but so far Lionsgate is staying mum on any casting news.
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