Digital fix – Hoffman’s last “Hunger Games” sceneActor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Photo by: Georges Biard, Wikimedia Commons
This past Sunday, we learned the tragic news about the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was filming a movie here in Atlanta, the final part of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, before he died of an apparent heroin overdose in his New York apartment.
Hoffman wasn’t finished filming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio executives have found a way to get around that.
According to The Reporter, “A source with ties to the project, said that with the exception of one major scene in the final film, ‘they seem to have plans that don’t seem very complicated’ to complete both pictures without Hoffman. ‘You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to,’ this observer said.”
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The November 2015 release date of last “Hunger Games” movie isn’t expected to change because of Hoffman’s absence.
The article also makes reference to the recent death of another actor involved in a project being shot in Atlanta, “Fast and Furious 7” star Paul Walker. The production on that project has been on hold since Walker’s death last November.