One of the major films that Philip Seymour Hoffman was working on before he passed away was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. For those of you who are wondering where that leaves the production, Lionsgate released a statement saying that his sudden death will not impact the release date of the film. There is one very crucial scene in the movie that involved his character, and it looks like that scene will have to be reconceived. The studio is confident that the filmmakers can complete the movie in a way that will satisfy fans.
An executive form the the studio told THR the following,
"We’re all extraordinarily sad. But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him."
When asked to expand on the crucial scene that remains to be shot, this executive responded,
"Why would I want to give people something to look for two years from now?"
That's a good point. Hoffman played head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the film, and he only had seven more days of shooting. It will be interesting to see what changes they make to the story to work around this character. Hoffman was awesome in the role, and it's sad to think that he won't be making movies anymore.
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