Mockingjay Part 1: Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Does Change Things!

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After the news of the Philip Seymour Hoffman death sunk in, attention turned to the films he was working on at the time of his passing.

Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2 are the closing chapters of The Hunger Games and according to sources -- Hoffman’s death would not affect production.

We’re learning today, that that is not entirely the case.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating today that Hoffman still had one “major” scene to film that is incredibly important to the overall narrative of not only the Mockingjay movies, but the entire The Hunger Games franchise.

A Lionsgate rep talked to THR, without giving their name, and stated that “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.”

Sure, the late actor may have filmed a majority of his scenes. But, the fact that we’re now hearing that it was a pivotal scene that was still left to shoot… that’s a whole different animal.

We have utter faith in director Francis Lawrence and his filmmaking team to make it work, but today’s news just underlines what a tragic loss of talent it was when Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment over the weekend.

Let’s celebrate the life of Hoffman, through what he left us… and click through the following slideshow of his life on film.

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