February 02, 2014

NEWS: Lionsgate releases statement about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, what it means for the Mockingjay films

While the news about the death of our beloved Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games franchise is spreading online like a raging wildfire, The Hunger Games film studio/distributor Lionsgate has released a statement about the Academy Award winning-actor's passing.
"Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We're very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip's family.
For Part 2, he had about a week left of shooting, including one scene that will have to be written with a different character taking the spot of Plutarch Heavensbee. 
Because most of Mr. Hoffman’s scenes were complete, director Francis Lawrence and his team are said to be confident they can complete filming without the character or the films being substantially changed." has also learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman had substantially completed his work as Plutarch Heavensbee on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and only had seven remaining days to film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Sources say that his death will not affect the films' release dates of November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.


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