“The Hunger Games” has bagged an Academy Award winner.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who earned the best-actor Oscar for 2005’s “Capote,” has joined the cast for part two in the futuristic adventure series, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Lionsgate Films announced Monday that Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee, the new head game-maker overseeing an annual televised fight to the death staged by a repressive government in post-apocalyptic North America.
“Catching Fire” takes place a year after the events of the blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” with game survivors Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, hurled into the government’s machinations over the 75th annual games.
“Catching Fire” hits theaters Nov. 22, 2013.
Savannah Guthrie has been through her first day as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show.
She was welcomed Monday by her co-host, Matt Lauer, after replacing Ann Curry in the role.
ABC has brought its morning news franchise to the afternoon, but it might want to hold on to its alarm clock.
The debut edition of “Good Afternoon America” on Monday ended abruptly in mid-anecdote from singer Liza Minnelli, who was being interviewed after performing “New York, New York” in the show’s Times Square studio. Host Lara Spencer interrupted her to wave goodbye.
Now that Christopher Nolan is done with his epic Batman trilogy, the filmmaker has quashed speculation that he might be involved in a “Justice League” movie featuring the Dark Knight.
In an interview, writer-director Nolan said his take on Batman ends with next week’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and that he has no “Justice League” plans.
Fans have conjectured that Nolan might return to Batman by producing a big-screen take on “Justice League,” DC Comics’ “Avengers”-style ensemble whose key members include the Dark Knight, Superman and Green Lantern.