Yesterday, we reported the sad and shocking news that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died. In addition to leaving behind friends, family, and an astounding body of work, Hoffman was also in the middle of multiple projects. His half-hour comedy series Happyish had just been ordered to series by Showtime, and he was filming on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. According to sources close to the production, Hoffman had mostly completed his work as Plutarch Heavensbee on Mockingjay – Part 1, but still had seven days left to film on Mockingjay – Part 2.
We don’t know what scenes he had left to shoot, nor do we know the importance of those scenes to the picture. In the book, Heavensbee is an important character, but he’s not a major one. Whatever the case may be, the production has found a way to continue, and Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2 will still meet their original release dates of November 21st and November 20, 2015, respectively.