Executives have revealed that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films will go ahead as planned despite the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman played a leading role in the film series as Head Game-maker Plutarch Heavensbee and it has been revealed that Hoffman finished filming the first part of the next film installment The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and had only seven days left of filming to complete the second instalment of the Mockingjay film.
Sources close to the film franchise have revealed that Lionsgate studios will keep to the scheduled dates for the film releases while the film’s director, author and producers have all recently released a joint statement on behalf of the cast and crew, in honour of Hoffman.
“Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family.”
The first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be released in the UK on November 21, 2014 while the film’s second part will be released on November 20, 2015.