07/09/2012 at 01:00 PM EDT
Looks like Catching Fire
is heating up: Philip Seymour Hoffman
has just been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's bestselling novel.
Heavensbee, who replaces Seneca Crane as the new Head Gamemaker in the second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy
, is a pretty complicated guy. After all, you never really know whether he's friend or foe until the very end of the book.
But complex roles are nothing new for the Oscar winner, 44, as shown by The Ides of March, Moneyball
(for which he was named Best Actor).
No word yet on who's going to play hunky Finnick in Fire
– which will also star Jennifer Lawrence
and Liam Hemsworth
Tell us, Hunger Games
fans, what you think of Hoffman's casting.