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Casting Call: Fassbender to Play 'Assassin,' Hoffman Joins 'Catching Fire'

Actors Michael Fassbender and Philip Seymour Hoffman picked up some new gigs this week.

Fassbender has been nabbed to star in the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game “Assassin’s Creed,” playing Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several prominent assassins, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker in “The Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire,” joining star Jennifer Lawrence who returns as heroine Katniss Everdeen.
 
Fassbender is currently shooting “Twelve Years a Slave” opposite Brad Pitt, and his third collaboration with “Shame” director Steve McQueen, while Hoffman will next be seen in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”

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