Roundtable reveals PSH won’t be recreated using CGI.

This was driving us nuts when that ‘news’ came out so now you know why we didn’t post it. All it was was some ‘insider’ saying they could do ‘digital things’. Somehow the internet took that to mean they were full blown gonna CGI the crap out of Plutarch. Really guys, you think Francis would do that?

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.”

-Variety

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.