Following the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, earlier this week a source revealed that the actor had seven days remaining to shoot for his role in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2." New reports are revealing that the star had one major scene left to film.
According to E! News, Hoffman's role as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1" was "substantially complete" at the time of his death and that the loss "will not affect" the scheduled release dates of the final two films for November 21, 2014, and November 20, 2015, respectively.
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Following the tragic loss, the studio has yet to comment on how the filmmakers plan to proceed without Philip Seymour Hoffman however, this is not the first time an actor has passed away in the midst of production.
While films like Harry Potter replaced the actor (Richard Harris was the original Professor Albus Dumbledore but was replaced by Michael Gambon after dying from Hodgkin's disease). Other films like "The Crow" used CGI technology to finish Brandon Lee's final scenes when he suffered a fatal wound after accidentally being shot on set.
How do you think "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2" should go about filming Philip Seymour Hoffman's final scenes following his death? Let us know in the comment section below.
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