It had been rumored for some time, but now it can be confirmed: Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire.’
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First 'G.I, Joe: Retaliation' is yanked from release. Then '47 Ronin' and 'World War Z' are pushed back. And now it looks like...hold your tears...the 'Dirty Dancing' reboot has been put on ice.
No, that wasn't a typo and we are - like - totally not laughing. 'LOL,' starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore, has been completed for a few years now, so what has taken Lionsgate so long to release it? And why are they giving it the ol' quiet shove into 100 theaters, sans marketing, on May 4?
In this week's dose of ridiculous we've got some news from those jokers at Lionsgate and promises of progress on long-gestating film projects. Batman tours America in the worst thing to happen to the caped crusader since Joel Schumacher, and 'The Office' just won't die already.
Lionsgate seems to have gotten a bit full of themselves after tapping into some of that tween gold with 'The Hunger Games.' With the recent departure of director Gary Ross from the franchise, Lionsgate is scrambling to find someone to replace him that can please both the fans and series author Suzanne Collins.
With next week's release of 'The Hunger Games' and all the positive buzz on the web from critics, Lionsgate seems poised to become a studio we can take more seriously... But then they went and did this.