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Philip Seymour Hoffman almost completed filming for final Hunger Games films

Feb. 3, 2014by: Alex Maidy

As the movie world continues to contend with the shocking passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday, his remaining projects need to be addressed by those involved in their creation. While the family and friends of Hoffman certainly have numerous other things on their mind aside from movies right now, producers for his various films need to make decisions on what to do next.

Two completed films, A MOST WANTED MAN and GOD'S POCKET, both have distribution deals with Roadside and IFC, respectively. A MOST WANTED MAN is scheduled to hit theaters in August while IFC has not made final plans for GOD'S POCKET. Hoffman's Showtime series HAPPYISH will likely not air and his next directorial effort, EZEKIEL MOSS, will be put on hold until producers can decide what to do next.

Hoffman's largest project still out there is THE HUNGER GAMES. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY (PART 1) is slated for release on November 21, 2014 and Hoffman had almost finished shooting his scenes for both parts of the movie. Variety reports that Hoffman had just about seven days of shooting left on the film and, while his character is important to the plot, enough of his scenes were filmed so as to not require any significant rewrites. No release delays are planned. Lionsgate issued this statement:

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. Were very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philips family.

Unlike FAST AND FURIOUS 7 losing Paul Walker, Hoffman's role in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY (PART 1) is not primary to the story in that they cannot work around his untimely passing. If anything, those who loved and respected Philip Seymour Hoffman have three projects left graced by his talent that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Source: Variety

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10:55PM on 02/03/2014
Still can't believe he's gone. He really was a true force to be reckoned with.
Still can't believe he's gone. He really was a true force to be reckoned with.
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8:30PM on 02/03/2014
The more I've thought about this, I don't know what is more surprising to me, that he died or that he was addicted to heroin. I usually don't follow celebrities outside of films too much; didn't know the first thing about him in real life. But hearing that just made me feel sorry for him as well as his family. Such a great, no brilliant, actor.
The more I've thought about this, I don't know what is more surprising to me, that he died or that he was addicted to heroin. I usually don't follow celebrities outside of films too much; didn't know the first thing about him in real life. But hearing that just made me feel sorry for him as well as his family. Such a great, no brilliant, actor.
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8:01PM on 02/03/2014
Really enjoyed his performance in Catching Fire, the scenes with him and Donald Sutherland and that one bit where he dances with Jennifer Lawrence were all very cleverly acted, you could tell that there was more to Plutarch than he was letting on. R.I.P. Honestly speaking, he's pretty much the last celebrity I thought would die from a drug overdose.
Really enjoyed his performance in Catching Fire, the scenes with him and Donald Sutherland and that one bit where he dances with Jennifer Lawrence were all very cleverly acted, you could tell that there was more to Plutarch than he was letting on. R.I.P. Honestly speaking, he's pretty much the last celebrity I thought would die from a drug overdose.
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7:24PM on 02/03/2014
You know, if he was a nobody, nobody would care. He will be remembered for his brilliance, looked up on, remembered for his work, but his "addiction" won't serve a reminder to people that drugs= bad, that addiction requires help. Instead of praising his work, why not use his death as an example to help addicts in need. He had a choice to do drugs or to not. Maybe "brilliance" is not the word in this case. It's still tragic, but when the death from alcohol or drug related happens, it's pretty
You know, if he was a nobody, nobody would care. He will be remembered for his brilliance, looked up on, remembered for his work, but his "addiction" won't serve a reminder to people that drugs= bad, that addiction requires help. Instead of praising his work, why not use his death as an example to help addicts in need. He had a choice to do drugs or to not. Maybe "brilliance" is not the word in this case. It's still tragic, but when the death from alcohol or drug related happens, it's pretty much expected. People have the ability to get help. Rich famous people have the money to afford help. 46 is young. Clearly he could have chosen far greater things for himself than drugs. Not saying he deserves to die, but that's the price you pay for ignoring your addictions.
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7:55PM on 02/03/2014
It helps to read. He checked himself into rehab last year, so he did seek help. It didn't work.
It helps to read. He checked himself into rehab last year, so he did seek help. It didn't work.
6:05PM on 02/03/2014

I'm glad they don't have to recast Plutarch

but it still sucks that such a brilliant talent threw away his life with drugs. I'm sorry for his family's loss, and I'm sorry for the brilliant work we'll never see from Hoffman.
but it still sucks that such a brilliant talent threw away his life with drugs. I'm sorry for his family's loss, and I'm sorry for the brilliant work we'll never see from Hoffman.
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