Hunger Games Will be Changed Due to Philip Hoffman’s Death
The Oscar winning actor had only a week’s worth of shooting left in the last part of the Hunger Games trilogy before his sad demise. Apart from the grief he has left upon his friends and family, his last project, the two part ‘Mockingjay’ will have to face a major change.
According to what an unnamed Lionsgate Executive has told MTV, all of the shooting for both the parts of Mockingjay was complete apart from one one major, emotional scene.
The source at Liongate has said:
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.
Hoffman played the role of Plutarch Heavensbee a rebel leader and former gamemaker who along with Haymitch, FInnick Odair and others planned the rescue of Katniss in Hunger Games Catching Fire.
Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on February 2. Though none of the officials have disclosed the cause of death, it has been said that he died of an apparent drug overdose.
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is bound to hit the theatres in November this year while Mockingjay Part 2 will come out exactly a year later in November 2015.