(UPDATE) Will Hoffman’s death affect ATL filming?
(UPDATE) Several news outlets are reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman had mostly finished his work on “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” before he died. Deadline Hollywood reports that the actor had seven days of filming left on the project, and the actor’s death isn’t expected to affect the movie’s release date. Lionsgate hasn’t commented on how the actor’s death will affect filming, Deadline Hollywood reports. To see the full article, click here.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death stunned fans, and the Oscar winning actor’s passing raises questions about the future of a movie he was making here in Atlanta.
Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment this morning, Feb. 2, according to ABC News. The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed. At the time of his death, he was in the middle of filming “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” which was being shot here in Atlanta.
Hoffman was playing the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the film, the final movie in the “Hunger Games” trilogy. It’s not immediately clear whether his work in the movie was finished at the time of his death.
Production of another movie being filmed in Atlanta, “Fast and Furious 7”, came to a halt in December after its star, Paul Walker, died in a car accident California.
The actor’s death is reminiscent of the death of actor Heath Ledger, who died in 2008. He starred as The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” which was in post-production at the time of his death. Ledger won an Oscar for that role.
Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the film “Capote.” He’s also starred in numerous other films, usually in a supporting role.