Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family.
- Statement from Francis Lawrence, Suzanne Collins, Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik, and Jennifer Lawrence on behalf of the cast and crew of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 & 2

According to Lionsgate, the majority of Hoffman’s scenes had been completed, with just seven days left to shoot on “Mockingjay — Part 2.”

Release dates (Nov. 21 and Nov. 20, 2015) for either installment will not be affected, Lionsgate said.

The “Mockingjay” shoot began in September in Atlanta and is planned to last into the spring, before shifting to Berlin and Paris for a month, ending in May. Both installments are shooting simultaneously.

Additionally, Lionsgate released a statement saying, “Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We’re very fortunate that he graced our ‘Hunger Games’ family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family.”


We took these photos of Philip Seymour Hoffman on the red carpet of the Catching Fire premiere. :’(

It seems that it is true, Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away. We are devastated.

Access Hollywood Peek at Target Exclusive Catching Fire BTS

Access Hollywood has a clip of the Catching Fire behind the scenes footage from the Target Exclusive Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Combo. The clip shows some fun times with the cast during filming. Check out Jennifer giving Patrick St. Esprit aka Romulus Thread a taste of his own whipping medicine!

Click to pre-order the Target exclusive (like I just did because I want that fabric poster).