Philip Seymour Hoffman Completes Treatment for Heroin, Prescription Pill Abuse

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Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" as head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Jena Malone (Gersh, Hirsch Wallerstein) is in talks to play snide tribute Johanna Mason.

UPDATED: The Oscar-winning actor reportedly checked into a detox center on the East Coast.

Philip Seymour Hoffman entered an East Coast-based detox center earlier this month after he realized he needed to kick abuse of prescription pills and, more recently, heroin, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Hoffman, 45, has had issues with substance abuse in the past but had been sober some two decades until relapsing more than a year ago, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. The Oscar-winning actor reportedly told the site that he gradually began abusing pills and then snorting heroin (which lasted a week before he entered treatment). He checked out of the 10-day program last Friday, and is now in Europe shooting a film. 

Hoffman did not attend a Hunger Games: Catching Fire press event in Cannes on May 18. He portrays the Head Gamemaker in the sequel, slated for release in November.

Hoffman's rep declined comment.

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