Philip Seymour Hoffman won't be written out of Hunger Games

4 February 2014

Most of the late actor’s scenes already shot.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died at the weekend, had shot most of his scenes for The Hunger Games sequels and will not be written out of the films, it has been reported.

According to trade mag Variety, Hoffman had completed most of his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and had just seven days of shooting left to complete.

Production is currently underway on the adaptation of the third and final entry in the wildly popular franchise.

Mockingjay is being split into two films, to be released November 2014 and November 2015, respectively. Lionsgate confirmed there would be no delay in the release.

Hoffman played Plutarch Heavensbee, first appearing in last year’s Catching Fire.

Two completed Hoffman films, A Most Wanted Man and God’s Pocket, debuted at Sundance Festival this year.

Hoffman died on Sunday following a suspected drug overdose, aged 46. His death has left Hollywood in shock.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is likely to be the much-admired actor’s final film.

[Source: Variety]

As a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sky Movies Greats will be showing a day of films starring the late actor, including Cold Mountain, The Master, Mission: Impossible III, and Magnolia.

Saturday 8th February, from 2.45pm.