Thursday 18 July 2019

Digital images of Seymour Hoffman will help finish movie

Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Sherwell

PRODUCERS will use digital images of Philip Seymour Hoffman to shoot a scene in the film he was making before his death.

The Oscar-winning actor had nearly completed filming on the next film of the 'Hunger Games' series when he was found dead on Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose in his New York apartment.

Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee, a key character in the plot, had finished filming on the first part of 'Mockingjay', but still had seven days to work on part two. Lionsgate, the studio behind the franchise, is working out how to finish the second film, which is not due out until November 2015.

Their challenge is understood to involve an emotional scene with the actress Jennifer Lawrence. .

Film-makers are expected to use digital technology to portray Hoffman in some shots as well as deploying other computer graphics and camera tricks. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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