While the official studio word is that there’s no impact on the film, studio insiders claim the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman means a crucial scene in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” will have to be adjusted.
Hoffman had finished all his work on “Mockingjay Part 1” and most of his work on the second part, but he had several days and “one major emotional scene” left to film.
A Lionsgate executive says: “We’re all extraordinarily sad, but as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we’re going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him.”
The executive wouldn’t elaborate on which scene it was that remains to be shot, though the source says their plans “don’t seem very complicated”. That second part final film is set for release November 2015.